Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
A look at the best-of-seven National League championship series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants:
Schedule: (All times EDT)
WASHINGTON (AP) Jayson Werth's Washington Nationals were as good as it got during the regular season, compiling a majors-high 98 wins.
WASHINGTON (AP) Set aside the high-pressure task of postseason pitching that Chris Carpenter routinely masters for the St. Louis Cardinals and think about this: