Cards win in interim manager Shildt's debut (7/16/18)ST. LOUIS -- Mike Shildt wasn't sure what to expect in his first day as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. He certainly didn't foresee the treatment he received in a wild post-game celebration that occurred following the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday...
Hovering around .500, the Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny after a loss Saturday (7/14/18)ST. LOUIS -- As the St. Louis Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny's sudden dismissal. Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals entered Sunday's game one game over .500 and 7 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and are in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season for the first time since 1999...
Reds swing way past Cards, 9-1 (7/14/18)ST. LOUIS -- Scooter Gennett and Dilson Herrera homered, Matt Harvey tossed five solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Friday night. Jesse Winker reached base four times and drove in three runs for the Reds, who won their second in a row against St. Louis after breaking a 13-game losing streak to the Cardinals on June 10...
White Sox blank visiting Cardinals 4-0 (7/12/18)CHICAGO -- Carlos Rodon pitched three-hit, shutout ball into the eighth inning to outduel Luke Weaver and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Tim Anderson tripled and had two RBIs. Charlie Tilson singled in a run off reliever Mike Mayers in Chicago's two-run seventh and Jose Abreu added an RBI groundout as White Sox ended a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time in their last 13...
Cardinals crush baseball, cruise past White Sox 14-2 (7/11/18)CHICAGO -- Slumping outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his fourth career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Tuesday night. Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every St. Louis starter except catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits and two RBIs...
Sandoval's five RBIs send San Francisco past Cards 13-8 (7/9/18)SAN FRANCISCO -- At some point, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to give Pablo Sandoval a day off. It's just that Sandoval's bat, coupled with a slew of injuries in San Francisco's infield, is making it increasingly difficult to rest the portly third baseman...
Cardinals hit 3 HRs to back Weaver in 11-2 win over Giants (7/6/18)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Luke Weaver pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 11-2 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko had three hits including a home run and drove in five runs to spoil the return of Johnny Cueto after two months on the disabled list. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier Molina singled three times...
Molina, Munoz HRs help Cardinals beat D-backs 8-4 (7/5/18)PHOENIX (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals left Arizona feeling a little bit better about themselves, thanks to a late-inning surge by the offense and another strong outing from Miles Mikolas. The Cardinals scored seven times in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Arizona 8-4 on Wednesday night. After coming to town on a four-game losing streak and off a three-game sweep at the hands of Atlanta, St. Louis took two of three from the first-place Diamondbacks...
Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks knock off Cardinals 4-2 (7/4/18)PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt struck out his first two at-bats against Jack Flaherty, once on a slider. With two on in the fifth inning, Goldschmidt fell behind against the St. Louis right-hander and laid off two sliders like the one he chased earlier...
Molina drives in 3, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 6-3 (7/3/18)PHOENIX -- Yadier Molina homered and had three RBIs, Carlos Martinez pitched six effective innings and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Molina hit a two-run single in the Cardinals' four-run first inning against Robbie Ray (3-1) and hit his 12th homer off the Arizona left-hander in the sixth...
Braves complete sweep of Cardinals with 6-5 win (7/2/18)ST. LOUIS -- Mike Foltynewicz loves trying to one-up his fellow hurlers in the Atlanta Braves red-hot pitching rotation. He kept even with cohorts by tossing five shutout innings and Freddie Freeman homered as the Atlanta Braves held off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday...
Braves claim opener of series against Cardinals (6/30/18)ST. LOUIS -- Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings and Johan Camargo had a two-run double among his three hits to help the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Friday night. Teheran (6-5) allowed two hits, struck out four and walked two. It was the fifth time this season he has tossed six or more scoreless innings in 16 starts. He walked the first two batters of the game and then retired 15 of the next 16...
Homers, sputtering offense doom St. Louis to 5-1 defeat vs. Cleveland (6/28/18)ST. LOUIS -- Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall hit back-to-back homers, rookie Shane Bieber pitched six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday night. Bieber (3-0) struck out seven to become the seventh pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out six or more batters in each of his first four major league starts. Bieber has given up just two runs in his last three starts and lowered his ERA to 2.22...
Cards club Kluber, Indians (6/27/18)ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter homered twice, matched a career best with five hits and helped chase Corey Kluber in the shortest start of the right-hander's career in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Carpenter scored a career-best five runs and also drove in three...
Weaver finds stuff, Cards salvage split with Brewers (6/25/18)MILWAUKEE -- Luke Weaver seemed to regain his old form. It just took a while. He settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday...
Brewers dish out 2-1 walk-off loss to Cardinals (6/24/18)MILWAUKEE -- Jesus Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty's no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night. Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly cleared in the eighth after Eric Sogard slid into St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz, who caught a wide throw on a bunt play in the eighth...
Herrera's homer sends Philadelphia Phillies past St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 (6/21/18)PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday to win their third straight series...
Carpenter powers Cards past Phillies (6/20/18)PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Carpenter had a hunch a fastball was coming. When the pitch arrived, he delivered. Carpenter hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the ninth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals edge the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Tuesday night...
Altherr hits two-run double in 10th as Phillies walk off on Cardinals 6-5 (6/19/18)PHILADELPHIA -- Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Aaron Altherr's two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Tommy Pham hit a solo homer in the top of the 10th, one inning after a wild pitch on a strikeout kept the game going. But the Phillies rallied...
Flaherty, bullpen help Cardinals shut down Cubs 5-0 in series finale (6/18/18)ST. LOUIS -- Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Sunday night. Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three and hit two batters and was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. He escaped a jam in the third inning when he struck out Kris Bryant with the bases loaded to keep the game scoreless...
Cubs rout Cardinals 13-5 in opener of series (6/16/18)ST. LOUIS -- Kris Bryant ended a 24-game homerless drought, the longest of his career, and Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber also went deep as the Chicago Cubs routed the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 on Friday night. Bryant drilled a 448-foot, two-run shot to left field off an ineffective Michael Wacha in the third inning for his first home run since May 14. ...
Early runs put Padres on front foot as Cardinals drop series (6/14/18)ST. LOUIS -- Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Freddy Galvis drove in two first-inning runs for San Diego, which has won five of seven. The Padres hadn't won five consecutive series since 2010...
Padres bullpen shines in 4-2 victory over Cardinals (6/13/18)ST. LOUIS -- The Padres bullpen has stepped up to fill a hole in San Diego's rotation. Eric Hosmer homered, San Diego's bullpen took a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 14 games...
Cardinals beat Padres with three swings (6/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez hit two-run homers, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Monday night. Jedd Gyorko added a one-out home run in the eighth. The Cardinals have won 13 of their last 18 games against the Padres, who have dropped 46 of their last 62 games in St. Louis...
Hamilton, Reds end 13-game losing skid vs. Cards with 6-3 win (6/11/18)CINCINNATI -- Legs, glove and bat -- center fielder Billy Hamilton used them all to almost single-handedly stop the Cincinnati Reds' historic losing streak to the St. Louis Cardinals. Hamilton made a bunch of key defensive plays and the Reds ended their 13-game skid against St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 6-3 Sunday...
Cards lose lead in 9th, recover for 10-inning win vs. Reds (6/9/18)CINCINNATI -- Jose Martinez homered twice off Matt Harvey, and Jedd Gyorko singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning Friday night as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to a 7-6 victory, their 12th in a row over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals haven't dominated the Reds so completely since the Great Depression. They also beat them 12 straight from 1931-32...
Cardinals RHP Reyes has season-ending surgery to repair lat (6/7/18)ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair a strained right lat. Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said there was partial fraying between the lat tendon and the bone. Recovery time is expected to be six months...
Dietrich leads Marlins past Cardinals 11-3 (6/7/18)ST. LOUIS -- Derek Dietrich homered and had four hits to lead the Miami Marlins past the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Wednesday night. Lewis Brinson launched two solo homers for Miami, the second multi-homer game of his career. Dietrich drove in three runs during his fourth multi-hit game on the Marlins' nine-game road trip. Miami won its second straight, after snapping a six-game losing streak Tuesday...
Former Cardinal Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living HOFer (6/7/18)ST. LOUIS -- Red Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95. The Cardinals announced Schoendienst's death before the third inning of their game against the Miami Marlins. A photo was shown on the video board with "1923-2018" written along the bottom. Fans gave him a standing ovation and players stood and applauded...
Cardinals activate Molina and Martinez from DL (6/6/18)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals activated All-Stars Yadier Molina and Carlos Mart'nez from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. The moves were announced before the series opener with Miami. "It means everything, it really does," St. Louis outfielder Harrison Bader said about having Molina back. "He's the glue of the defense and in the dugout. He's a presence. To have him back is something I'm looking forward to and I'm sure everyone else is too...
Marlins spoil Martinez's return, topple Cardinals 7-4 (6/6/18)ST. LOUIS -- Brian Anderson and J.T. Riddle homered to help a shaky Jose Urena get his first win of the season as the Miami Marlins stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory Tuesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals. Anderson had a two-run homer and two singles for the Marlins, who had lost nine of 10...
Cardinals rookie Jordan Hicks lighting up radar guns (6/5/18)Jordan Hicks can't explain where the gas comes from. If he's being honest, the St. Louis Cardinals rookie flamethrower doesn't really want to. Best not to overthink it. So the 21-year-old reliever steps on the rubber and lets his mind go blank before beginning a delivery that looks like it could fit in a phone booth. No long levers. No exaggerated windup. Just straight fire -- stuff that makes the readout from the radar gun look like a misprint...
First MLB draft pick born this century goes to Cards (6/5/18)SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The St. Louis Cardinals selected Arizona high school infielder Nolan Gorman with the 19th pick of the first round of the Major League Baseball draft Monday night, making him the first player born in the 21st century to be drafted. The third baseman hit .419 with 118 RBIs in 114 games at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Arizona. He claimed home-run derby crowns at multiple national events, showcasing his power...
Wacha nearly tosses no-hitter as Cardinals cruise past Pirates 5-0 (6/4/18)ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha came close, again. The St. Louis righty lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning for the second time in his career, denied when pinch-hitter Colin Moran led off with a single Sunday in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Reyes' return not enough for Cards in loss to Brewers (5/31/18)MILWAUKEE -- The Cardinals' Alex Reyes pitched four scoreless innings in his return from Tommy John surgery, but Orlando Arcia hit a go-ahead single in a two-run seventh to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over St. Louis 3-2 on Wednesday. Making his first major-league appearance since Sept. 29, 2016, Reyes allowed three hits, struck out two and walked two...
Villar, Yelich hit homers in Brewers' 8-3 win over Cardinals (5/29/18)MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Villar and Christian Yelich homered, while Ryan Braun had three hits to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (5-3) allowed three runs in five innings, but hit a two-run double in the fourth that gave Milwaukee a 4-0 lead. Milwaukee won for the 10th time in 12 games...
Rookie Flaherty shines again, Cardinals topple Pirates 4-1 (5/26/18)PITTSBURGH — Jack Flaherty's first win in the big leagues sent a message that the St. Louis Cardinals rookie wants to be a part of his team's recalibrated rotation. His second victory was just as impressive for an entirely different reason. The swing-and-miss stuff that overwhelmed Philadelphia last weekend gone, the 22-year-old instead worked six efficient innings to lift the Cardinals by the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday...
Pirates storm listless Cardinals for 8-1 win (5/26/18)PITTSBURGH -- Joe Musgrove came off the disabled list to win his Pirates debut with seven scoreless innings on the mound while also getting his first career hit and scoring the winning run as Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Friday night...
Royals top Cards 5-2 in 10 innings (5/24/18)ST. LOUIS -- Drew Butera doesn't get much playing time. But the Kansas City Royals backup catcher made the most of his opportunity on Wednesday. Butera had a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Royals earned a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Royals' Hammel picks up first win of season against Cardinals (5/23/18)ST. LOUIS -- Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered and Jason Hammel earned his first victory of the season as the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Tuesday night. Hammel (1-5) has been winless in his previous 13 starts dating back to his last win Sept. 6, 2017. Hammel also had been winless in his previous seven road starts...
O'Neill homers, Mikolas tosses shutout in Cardinals' 6-0 win over Royals (5/22/18)ST. LOUIS -- Miles Mikolas pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and Tyler O'Neill homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night...
Flaherty fans 13, picks up first MLB win as Cardinals beat Phillies (5/21/18)ST. LOUIS -- Even after such an impressive outing, Jack Flaherty just wanted to talk about his hitting. Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday...
DeJong, Bowman are latest Cardinals to find disabled list (5/19/18)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed Paul DeJong on the 10-day disabled list on Friday, a day after the shortstop's left hand was fractured when he was hit by a pitch in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Reliever Matt Bowman was also placed on the disabled list with multiple blisters on his pitching hand, raising St. Louis' total to seven players placed on the disabled list over the last 10 days...
Martinez drives in five as Cardinals rout Phillies 12-4 (5/18/18)ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals slumping bats remained quiet through a 95-minute rain delay. Once they were able to get going, they never cooled off. Jose Martinez drove in five runs and had four hits to help the Cardinals rout the Philadelphia Phillies 12-4 on Friday night...
Velasquez helps Phillies down Cardinals (5/18/18)ST. LOUIS -- Vince Velasquez pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Santana and Pedro Florimon each hit home runs Thursday night in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Velasquez (4-4) gave up five hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked two in recording his third straight win. The Phillies won for the seventh time in eight games and improved to 17-2 against opponents outside of the NL East...
Fowler, Carpenter lead Cardinals in win over Twins (5/17/18)MINNEAPOLIS -- Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter were expected to be key members of the St. Louis Cardinals this season, among the top three hitters in the batting order. St. Louis hopes Wednesday's performance was a sign the two are getting back to their usual production...
Twins continue to puzzle Cardinals in interleague play (5/16/18)MINNEAPOLIS -- Bobby Wilson hit his first home run in more than a year, Jose Berrios bounced back with a strong effort on the mound, and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Tuesday night. Wilson, a journeyman catcher for six teams in nine major league seasons, hit a slider from St. ...
Cardinals' Wainwright returns to 10-day disabled list (5/16/18)MINNEAPOLIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Adam Wainwright back on the 10-day disabled list after the right-hander struggled with velocity in his last start and said he needed "to pause and get it right." The 36-year-old Wainwright also was on the DL with elbow inflammation before returning Sunday in San Diego. But he lasted just 2 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 5-3 loss to the Padres...
Wainwright struggles in Cardinals' 5-3 loss to Padres (5/14/18)SAN DIEGO -- After a slow start to his season that included four straight losses, 34-year-old Clayton Richard is looking strong for the San Diego Padres. Richard matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in eight brilliant innings for his first win in more than a month, and the Padres beat struggling Adam Wainwright and the St. ...
Mikolas improves to 5-0, Pham homers as Cardinals top Padres 2-1 (5/11/18)SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After three seasons in Japan, pitcher Miles Mikolas is making a strong first impression with the St. Louis Cardinals. "He's performing at an All-Star-caliber level right now," teammate Tommy Pham said. Mikolas won his fifth straight decision to begin the season and Pham homered in his return from a groin injury, sending the Cardinals past the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night...
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- Miami 10, Philadelphia 5
- Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 1
- Atlanta 5, Arizona 1
- Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings
- St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4
- Colorado 4, Seattle 3
- Oakland 6, San Francisco 2
- Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego 4
- L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 3
- NL (TBD) vs. AL (TBD) at Washington, D.C., 7:00 p.m.
- St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m.
- St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m.
- Atlanta at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
- N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m.
- San Diego at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
- Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
- Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
- L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.
- San Francisco at Oakland, 8:35 p.m.
- Colorado at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
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July 17: All-Star Game, Washington.
July 29: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 31: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster.
Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games.
November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.
November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series.
Nov. 6-8: General managers' meetings, Carlsbad, Calif.
Nov. 8-15: All-Star tour of Japan.
Nov. 30: Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Dec. 9: Hall of Fame Today's Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas.
Dec. 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas.
Jan. 11: Salary arbitration figures exchanged.
Feb. 1-20: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
March 20-21: Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo.
June 29-30: New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.