“They’re really slow. It’s tough to watch,” Baltimore Orioles reliever Darren O’Day said after the first two games of the AL Championship Series each lasted more than 4 hours, 15 minutes. “I understand it’s postseason, but these are just taking too long.”

Dennis Seidenberg, Matt Duchene

“Hopefully there are many more to come, but it’s certainly a good feeling to find a loose puck like that late in the game and get a big win especially after the start that we had,” Briere said.

Coach John Fox said Monday this latest injury is above and to the side of the same knee but isn’t related to the initial injury, which occurred Aug. 12.

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong is congratulated after hitting a walk off home run during the ninth inning in Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

“You can’t say enough about what he has done for our team, the way he handles our pitching staff and the leader he is,” leadoff man Matt Carpenter said after the Cardinals beat the Giants 5-4 Sunday to even the NL Championship Series at a game apiece.