á The St. Louis Cardinals have already clinched their division but still have a lot to play for, beginning Friday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. Getting the best record in the National League would be nice, but FridayÆs game also takes on an individual twist as well, with Adam Wainwright taking the mound in a bid to clinch the N.L. Cy Young award. Tony La Russa wonÆt admit it, but heÆs always been one to help and do whatever he can to see his individual ball players achieve personal success. Throughout his career as manager, heÆs done all he could to give all his players the opportunity to put up the best stats possible, even if traditional managing might have rested a player or taken a pitcher out earlier in a tight game. In Chicago, La Russa let LaMarr Hoyt battle out of jam ...
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