5 key players the Cardinals will rely on to make the postseason

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By Joe Pott

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As of Wednesday morning, the St. Louis Cardinals have 15 scheduled games over the season’s final 12 days. That number could rise to 17 if they are forced to make up two games with the Detroit Tigers the day after the regular season ends. The Cardinals have fallen five games behind the Cubs in the Central Division and lead the Reds by just one-half game, with the Brewers just a game behind.

When it comes to a postseason berth for the Redbirds, nothing is assured. 

Here are five key players for the Cards to earn a second consecutive playoff appearance for Mike Shildt and company:

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