Wainwright finalizes $2M, bonus-laden deal with Cards (10/30/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright became a free agent Monday, then finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals that allows him to earn $8 million in performance bonuses as a starting pitcher, $3 million for relief appearances and $4 million more for games finished...
Wainwright's contract with Cardinals put on hold until beginning of free agency (10/19/18)Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press...
Cardinals agree to deal with veteran Wainwright (10/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright is staying with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran right-hander Thursday, bringing Wainwright back to the only major league team he's pitched for. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005...
After late-season surge, Cardinals optimistic this offseason (10/1/18)The St. Louis Cardinals were barreling toward their third consecutive missed postseason when they made the decision to part ways with manager Mike Matheny and turn the reins over to Mike Shildt. They still wound up missing the playoffs. But oh, what a run they made...
Cubs lose 2-1 to Cards as NL Central race goes to final day (9/29/18)CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are going to the final day of the season with a shot at the NL Central championship. Whether they take it outright, blow their big opportunity or have to play a tiebreaker remains unclear. So much uncertainty for a team hoping for another long postseason...
Cubs turn slumping Cards' playoff chances from dim to bleak (9/29/18)CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are closing in on the NL Central championship and have their sights set on another deep playoff run. It sure would help if Kyle Hendricks keeps pitching like this. They'll take a few more big home runs from Kris Bryant, too...
Brewers clinch playoff spots with sweep of Cardinals (9/27/18)ST. LOUIS -- Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't slip up. The Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011 by ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game, helped Wednesday night when a rookie St. Louis pinch-runner suddenly fell on his way to the plate in a 2-1 win over the contending Cardinals...
Cardinals lose to Brewers, drop out of second wild-card spot (9/26/18)ST. LOUIS -- Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers hurt St. Louis' playoff chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. Manny Pina had two hits and drove in a run, and pitcher Gio Gonzalez contributed an RBI single for just his fourth hit of the season...
Adams supplies game-winning hit to slay Giants 5-3 (9/22/18)ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Matt Adams had a clutch two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night. Harrison Bader sparked the winning rally with a two-out walk against Mark Melancon (0-2). Yairo Munoz then singled before Melancon was replaced by left-hander Tony Watson...
Cards fall short in attempt to sweep Braves (9/20/18)ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year. Now that the Braves are back challenging for a division title, the All-Star first baseman knows his club can't afford any long losing streaks...
DeJong sparks Cards to third consecutive win (9/19/18)ATLANTA -- Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer, Yadier Molina added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won their third straight game with an 8-1 victory over the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Austin Gomber pitched five effective innings for St. Louis, which holds a slim lead for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals top the National League with 36 victories since All-Star break, and their 43 road wins this season rank second...
Wong begins Cardinals' homer parade in win over Braves (9/18/18)ATLANTA -- Kolten Wong hit the first of four St. Louis homers, Miles Mikolas won his third straight start and the Cardinals beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Monday night to give their playoff push another boost. St. Louis has 35 victories since the All-Star break, most in the National League, and has won two straight after losing four in a row. ...
Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win 5-0 (9/17/18)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright had something to prove. Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night...
Dodgers beat Cardinals 9-7, move closer to wild card (9/14/18)ST. LOUIS -- Manny Machado homered and drove in three runs to back Clayton Kershaw, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between playoff contenders. The Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak against the Cardinals and moved to within one game of St. Louis for the final NL wild-card spot. The Cardinals, who went 22-6 in August, lost their second straight game and fell to 5-7 in September...
Cardinals drop finale of three-game series with Pirates (9/13/18)ST. LOUIS -- A small bump in the road. That's what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong said about Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. "At this point we're flushing this one," DeJong said. "And getting ready for L.A." The Cardinals begin a key four-game series against the Dodgers today. St. Louis leads Los Angeles by two games for the second NL wild card. The Dodgers beat the Reds 8-1 on Wednesday...
Cards blister Pirates 11-5 to tighten grip on playoff spot (9/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals rookie Tyler O'Neill hit a three-run homer during a six-run eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna drove in three and Miles Mikolas pitched seven solid innings to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 on Tuesday night...
Squirrel sparks Cardinals surge in 5-2 win over Tigers (9/10/18)DETROIT -- The St. Louis Cardinals needed something to get them going on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. Out of nowhere -- again -- a squirrel appeared. In an episode sure to revive St. Louis fans' memories of the 2011 Rally Squirrel, this game at Comerica Park was scoreless going into the seventh inning. That's when a squirrel took up residence between second and third base...
Tigers topple Cardinals with walk-off HR in 9th (9/8/18)DETROIT -- Jeimer Candelario left the St. Louis Cardinals with a sinking feeling. Candelario connected on a 102 mph sinker from Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks, hitting a two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday night that gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory...
Redbirds blast five HRs in holding off Nationals, 11-8 (9/5/18)WASHINGTON -- Yadier Molina hit a grand slam, Marcell Ozuna homered twice and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 11-8 on Tuesday night. Molina provided a cushion for St. Louis via his sixth career slam, which made it 11-5 with two outs in the ninth...
Harper plays hero (twice) as Nats down St. Louis in extras (9/4/18)WASHINGTON -- After Bryce Harper swung into action, the St. Louis Cardinals were the ones who didn't feel so good. Ill for the past week, Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, then delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th that sent the Washington Nationals over the Cardinals 4-3 Monday...
Carpenter hits 35th HR in Cardinals' 12-5 victory over Reds (9/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer and a two-run single for a career-high five RBIs, helping Austin Gomber and the St. Louis Cardinals pound the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Friday night. Matt Carpenter hit his NL-best 35th homer as St. Louis pulled within 3 1/2 games of NL Central-leading Chicago. Gomber (5-0) pitched seven effective innings and also contributed a two-run double...
Cardinals struggle, fall to Pirates 2-0 (8/30/18)ST. LOUIS -- Trevor Williams pitched six strong innings, Starling Marte had an RBI single in the sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Wednesday night. Williams (11-9) gave up three hits and struck out a career-high eight. He has allowed just four earned runs over his last eight starts and improved to 5-2 with 0.75 ERA during that stretch. He has a major-league best eight starts of at least five innings without allowing a run...
St. Louis Cardinals brass make it official: Schildt is their man, manager (8/29/18)ST. LOUIS -- Thrilled with the results, the St. Louis Cardinals thanked Mike Shildt. The Cardinals took off the interim tag from Shildt's title and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020, a reward for steering the team back into postseason contention after replacing the fired Mike Matheny...
Cardinals cap Shildt's day with 5-2 win vs. Pittsburgh (8/29/18)ST. LOUIS -- Jose Martinez and Tyler O'Neill homered, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched seven innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Tuesday night in Mike Shildt's first game since being promoted to full-time manager. The Cardinals have won six of seven and are 20-5 in August. Earlier in the day, St. Louis took off the interim tag on Shildt, who was put in charge after Mike Matheny was fired last month a day before the All-Star break...
Carpenter ties Cards record with 4 2Bs in rout of Rockies (8/27/18)DENVER -- Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right. It was the start of a double feature -- a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals. Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run first inning and the Cardinals routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Sunday...
Holliday homer, big inning lead Rockies past Cardinals 9-1 (8/25/18)DENVER — Late in the game, the Colorado Rockies quickly turned a pitchers' duel into a one-sided slugfest. Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday...
Cards scale Rockies for ninth consecutive road win (8/25/18)DENVER -- Miles Mikolas and Tyler O'Neill each homered to help St. Louis to an early lead, and the Cardinals withstood a rally by Colorado to beat the Rockies 7-5 Friday night for their fourth straight win. O'Neill also had an RBI double and Kolten Wong added three hits and a sacrifice fly for the Cardinals in a game between teams in the thick of their respective division races and running 1-2 in the NL wild-card race...
Nationals' reality check returns Adams to Cardinals (8/22/18)WASHINGTON -- Essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season, the Washington Nationals traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Despite a roster that boasts such stars as Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper, Washington went into a three-game series at home against Philadelphia with a losing record of 62-63, 7 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves...
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