The Cardinals will get a three-game home series against the Houston Astros as an opportunity to build some collateral before they head out on a three-city road trip to play the Cincinnati Reds, Pirates and Washington Nationals.
The Royals may be eliminated from the race on September 5, 2011. Sadly, this is far from uncommon.
The 2011 National League Central Division belongs to the Milwaukee Brewers. Sort of.
The Cardinals traded defensive prowess for offensive firepower in 2011. So far this season, they have gotten what they wished for.