Long shots save best for last

Tigers, Cardinals improbably rebound from September swoons

October 21, 2006|By Dan Connolly | Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter

DETROIT -- Conventional baseball wisdom says the hottest playoff-bound teams at season's end will carry that momentum all the way to the World Series.

That's the way it's supposed to work. That's what fans expect.

World Series Game 1 Cardinals@Tigers, 8:03 tonight, chs. 45, 5 Starters: St. Louis (Reyes 5-8) vs. Detroit (Verlander 17-9)

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