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ST. LOUIS -- All season long, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny set 10-games over .500 as a target for his team.St. Louis, on its tenth try, finally reached that mark with a 10-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, but the Cardinals still missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010.Matt Carpenter homered and Randal Grichuk keyed a six-run seventh-inning with a two-run double to lead St. Louis to its fourth win in a row.But the Cardinals (86-76) were eliminated while still on the field when San Francisco (87-75) beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 and earned the second NL wild card.Thats the danger when its not in your hands anymore, Matheny said. Our focus was to take care of our own business, and we did that.St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright allowed two runs and six hits over six innings. He did not get a decision.To miss the playoffs by one game -- thats tough to swallow, Wainwright said. You think about how many times you couldve won games, or just one or two games, and you didnt. It gets you to thinking back a little bit.St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday was brought into the game briefly to play left field in the ninth inning. He was given a standing ovation and taken out before the first pitch. The Cardinals announced Friday they plan to decline his 2017 option and allow him to become free agent.How special was that? Matheny said. What instigated it was the response of the fans, so badly they wanted to see him one more time.St. Louis was a big league-best 100-62 last year but lost to the Chicago Cubs in the Division Series. The Cardinals never led the NL Central at any point this season and finished with a losing record at home (38-43) for the first time since 1999.Anytime you dont win the World Series, its disappointing, said infielder Aledmys Diaz. But we kept coming and never let down.To get close, it definitely makes it a little more disappointing, Carpenter said. But thats the nature of the business. Theres only team that doesnt have this day.After making the playoffs for three straight years, Pittsburgh dropped from 98-64 to 78-83.Yadier Molina had three hits for the Cardinals. Stephen Piscotty singled in Molina to break a 4-4 tie in the seventh.Carpenter hit his 21st homer of the season off Antonio Bastardo for a 4-2 lead.Jonathan Broxton (4-2) won despite allowing two runs in one inning of relief.Juan Nicasio (10-7) gave up three runs without recording an out in the seventh.Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run single in the fifth to give his team a 2-1 lead.Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle is ready to move on from the disappointing campaign.Forty-one years in the game and I honor the game, I respect the game, Hurdle said. And Ive also gotten very good on closing the book when its time to close the book.Pittsburgh catcher Eric Fryer had two hits in a losing cause.I think down the stretch we definitely competed, Fryer said. Theres a lot of optimism here with a lot of young arms.PACK THE PLACEA crowd of 44,615, the 19th sellout of the season, watched the final game.St. Louis drew 3,444,490, second to the Los Angeles Dodgers in major league home attendance. It was the fifth highest attendance total in franchise history and the 13th successive year the team has drawn at least three million. Custom Twins T-shirts . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Authentic Custom Twins Jersey . 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Wholesale Custom Twins Shirts . Louis Blues absence from top spot in the TSN. LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Wisconsin jumped out to a big early lead, only to see Tennessee put together two runs to take the lead.The Badgers are a veteran team, though, and they managed to keep their calm during the Vols storm.Bronson Koenig scored 21 points, Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 16 Wisconsin opened the Maui Invitational with a 74-62 win over Tennessee on Monday.I like how hard they played, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. I didnt think they flinched when Tennessee made a run, which we knew they would do. Theres a lot of things we would take from this. This is what makes this tournament is that you see good competition three days in a row, and youve got to continue to improve from game to game.Wisconsin (3-1) built its big early lead behind good shooting and rallied after Tennessee made two runs to take the lead early in the second half. Hayes hit a couple of big 3-pointers and the Badgers pulled away late to earn a spot in the second round against Georgetown on Tuesday.Wisconsin, in its third Maui Invitational, shot 56 percent and used its size advantage inside to pull down 11 more rebounds. Ethan Happ added 16 points for the Badgers.Its early in the year and it was a good test for us, and its just kind of showed us what we need to work on, said Koenig, who made 9 of 15 shots. We need to slow down not let them speed us up. And play at our pace and control the tempo more so.Tennessee (1-2) trailed by 17 midway through the first half before finding its footing in Maui. The Vols had a pair of 10-0 runs yet were unable to sustain their momentum after Wisconsin answered.Shembari Phillips led Tennessee with 16 points, and Detrick Mostella and Robert Hubbs III had 12 each.I thought that, as you would expect, so many young guys coming out, we were a little bit jumpy at the start of the game, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. I thought they showed some terrific mental toughness fighting back into it and against an experienced team.Wisconsin fell into an 8-0 hole before pulling away from Chicago State in its last game, but it had no troublle with a slow start against Tennessee.dddddddddddd The Badgers hit their first five shots to open the game with a 12-0 run and led by 17 at one point.The young Vols began to take advantage of their athleticism after those early struggles, using a 10-0 run midway through to pull within 40-32 by halftime.They kept it going to open the second half, scoring the first 10 points to take a 42-40 lead.Tennessee used its pressure to create opportunities during both runs but didnt have an answer when Wisconsin turned up its defensive pressure.The Badgers took control after the Vols second run, pulling away as the mostly pro-Wisconsin crowd filled tiny Lahaina Civic Center with roars.Weve got to learn how to finish, learn how to sustain a lead and well be all right, Phillips said. This will help us in the long run.BIG PICTURETennessee showed some poise in rallying from a 17-point deficit and flashed its athleticism to keep up with the Badgers. Theres still some work to do defensively and with cohesiveness on the offensive end.Wisconsin had some trouble with Tennessees depth and athletic young players but shot well and was solid defensively.BONES FOOTTennessee freshman guard Jordan Bone has been nursing a sore foot and tried to give it a go against Wisconsin. It didnt last long. Bone was limited to seven minutes, missing both his shots.WISCONSIN TURNOVERSWisconsin has been one of the nations best teams at protecting the ball and should be good again this season with such a veteran team.But the Badgers had trouble with Tennessees quickness when the Vols turned up the defensive pressure, leading to 18 turnovers.It has to be reduced drastically. We know it, Gard said. Well continue to work on it. And they understand it.UP NEXTTennessee will face No. 13 Oregon in the second round on Tuesday.Wisconsin faces Georgetown in Tuesdays second round after the Hoyas knocked off Oregon.---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '

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