Behind Mikolas, Cardinals sweep hopeless Reds (4/23/18)ST. LOUIS -- For Miles Mikolas, throwing strikes translates to success -- no matter where he's pitching. Mikolas, who spent the last three seasons in the Japanese Central League, tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep this season of the woeful Cincinnati Reds with a 9-2 victory on Sunday...
Molina hits go-ahead homer, Cardinals hold off Reds 4-3 (4/21/18)ST. LOUIS — Jordan Hicks didn't get jammed up. The rookie St. Louis reliever got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, and the Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday. "I just tried to stay calm and just throw every pitch to the best of my ability and just try to give my team the best chance to win," Hicks said. "I just go out there with full confidence and do what you know how to do, what you've been doing your whole life."...
Jon Lester, Jason Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5 (4/20/18)CHICAGO -- The Cubs made Jon Lester's job easier by staking him to an early lead. Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start with the Cubs, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday...
Cardinals-Cubs game postponed for second time in three days (4/19/18)CHICAGO -- The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season. The total matched 2007 for the most weather-related postponements through April since Major League Baseball started keeping records in 1986. There were 26 postponements through April in 2007, but one was caused by the death of St. Louis pitcher Josh Hancock...
Cardinals win first meeting with Cubs, extend win streak (4/18/18)CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Wainwright outpitched Tyler Chatwood in frigid conditions at Wrigley Field, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The gametime temperature was 35 degrees, and a 10 mph wind made it feel like 29. There were heaters on in each dugout, and the announced crowd of 35,103 bundled up in winter coats, hats and blankets...
Cardinals-Cubs postponed due to weather (4/17/18)CHICAGO -- The series opener between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed because of poor weather. With light snow falling and the temperature around 30 degrees, Monday night's game was postponed about six hours before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 21...
Cardinals wait out weather then complete historic sweep of Reds (4/16/18)CINCINNATI -- Carlos Martinez's changeup was too much for the reeling Reds. The St. Louis right-hander struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped the Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 win on Sunday...
Cardinals offense heats up at expense of skidding Reds (4/14/18)CINCINNATI -- Yadier Molina heard the boos again. Then he came through again, sending the Cincinnati Reds to their lowest point since 1955. Molina homered and drove in three runs Friday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory that deepened the Reds' opening slump and added to his legacy against them...
Cardinals batter baseball, continue Reds' worst start in 63 years (4/13/18)CINCINNATI -- Jose Martinez drove in six runs Thursday night and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a one-game suspension, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to a 13-4 victory that left the Cincinnati Reds mired in their worst start since 1955. The Cardinals homered a season-high four times while piling up a season high in runs. The Reds helped by walking 11 batters, three of them with the bases loaded...
Albers hangs on for first save as Brewers top Cardinals 3-2 (4/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Following a pair of extra-inning games, the Milwaukee Brewers hoped to have a decent margin for late in their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Albers held on to a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn his first save for Milwaukee, retiring Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler to strand a pair of runners, and the Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday...
Carpenter homers in 11th to lift Cardinals over Brewers 5-3 (4/11/18)ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter doesn't mind some small ball now and then, and takes pride in his bunting. That said, wasn't too upset about failing to get one down in the 11th inning Tuesday night. Two pitches after botching a bunt attempt, Carpenter hit a two-run homer with no outs to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3...
Holland falters in debut, Brewers top Cardinals in 10 (4/10/18)ST. LOUIS -- In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run Monday night that gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Cardinals. The 32-year-old Holland, who tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, was signed as a free agent on opening day. He pitched two innings at Class A before joining the Cardinals earlier in the day...
Framed: Diamondbacks beat Cards 4-1 after benches clear (4/9/18)ST. LOUIS -- Torey Lovullo claimed his Arizona Diamondbacks were being framed. The manager set off a benches-clearing incident in his team's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday by maintaining eight-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina was earning unwarranted strike calls...
Martinez, Cards top D-backs 5-3 in coldest St. Louis start (4/7/18)ST. LOUIS — Chilly weather at Busch Stadium, hot bat for Jose Martinez. In the coldest home start in Cardinals' history, Martinez homered and drove in four runs as St. Louis ended the Arizona Diamondbacks' four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Saturday...
Diamondbacks foil Cards' home opener (4/6/18)ST. LOUIS -- Robbie Ray worked around five walks over six innings and the bullpen closed out a two-hitter, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks spoil the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener 3-1 on Thursday night. Arizona improved to 6-1 for the second straight season and tied a franchise record for its best seven-game start. The team was also 6-1 in 2000...
Martinez pitches Cardinals to series finale win over Brewers (4/5/18)MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Martinez pitched into the ninth inning and struck out 10, Yadier Molina homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the error-prone Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Wednesday night. Leadoff batter Dexter Fowler scored twice in the first three innings for the Cardinals, who beat their NL Central rivals a night after losing on a game-ending homer by Ryan Braun. St. Louis took two of three in the series...
Cards place Gyorko on 10-day DL, recall Bader (4/4/18)MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list and recalled prospect Harrison Bader from Class AAA Memphis. Gyorko was placed on the DL before Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukkee Brewers. He left Monday's game in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring. Greg Garcia will fill in a third base...
Brewers beat Cardinals with two-out, back-to-back HRs in the ninth (4/4/18)MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun walked away in the eighth and walked off in the ninth. Braun and Christian Yelich hit consecutive homers off Dominic Leone with two out in the ninth, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
Mikolas homers and grabs win as Cards beat Milwaukee 8-4 (4/2/18)MILWAUKEE -- Miles Mikolas won in his first big league game after a three-year stint in Japan, but left his biggest impression at the plate. Hitting a home run to help spoil the Milwaukee Brewers' home opener sure was special for the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander...
Behind DeJong's first career multi-homer game, Cards avoid sweep with 5-1 win over Mets (4/2/18)NEW YORK -- Paul DeJong made the right decision to give up the scalpel, trumpet and piano to concentrate on baseball. A rising star on the St. Louis Cardinals, the 24-year-old shortstop had the first multi-homer game of his young big league career Sunday and helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-1 to avoid an opening three-game sweep...
Cespedes HR, Mets top Cards 6-2 for 1st 2-0 start since 2013 (4/1/18)NEW YORK — Coming off a 70-92 season, the New York Mets hired a new manager and hoped for better luck this year. Even though it's still real early, this is what they envisioned. Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud homered, Todd Frazier drove in three runs and New York beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Saturday...
AP source: All-star closer Holland, St. Louis Cardinals reach $14 million, 1-year deal (3/30/18)NEW YORK -- Less than two hours before the start of their season, the St. Louis Cardinals found a closer. Greg Holland and the Cardinals agreed to a $14 million, one-year contract Thursday, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical and had not been announced...
Mets beat Cardinals 9-4 on Opening Day in Callaway's debut as manager (3/30/18)NEW YORK -- Mickey Callaway's first game as a manager with the Mets went exactly according to plan. Yoenis Cespedes drove in three runs and newcomer Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead double to lead Noah Syndergaard and New York past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 in their opener Thursday...
Cardinals set to open vs. Mets (3/29/18)NEW YORK -- No more practice runs for Mickey Callaway. Opening day has arrived for the rookie manager of the New York Mets, and his heart probably will be pounding at a mile a minute by the time Noah Syndergaard fires his first 100 mph fastball Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals...
Blue Jays walk off on Cardinals in final exhibition game (3/27/18)Toronto Blue Jays heralded prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. blasted a two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to end the St. Louis Cardinals' exhibition season on a losing note. The 19-year-old Guerrero, the son of former MLB All-Star Vladimir Guerrero, sent a pitch from Jack Flaherty well over the left-field wall for the game's only run in a 1-0 Blue Jays victory...
Wainwright to start season on DL with left hamstring injury (3/26/18)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will start the season on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals made the announcement Sunday. With the longtime ace out, rookie Jack Flaherty will begin the year in the rotation as the fifth starter...
Cards closer Gregerson lands on DL (3/26/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis closer Luke Gregerson will begin the season on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, manager Mike Matheny said on Saturday. Gregerson injured the hamstring during conditioning drills. He hasn't pitched in a Grapefruit League game since Tuesday, when he struck out two in an inning. There is no announced timetable for his return...
Cardinals' Wong running during spring training (3/23/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Kolten Wong has six steals during in spring training -- two shy of his total during the 2017 season. "I figure if I can get into that rhythm now. I won't be able to lose it too fast when the season starts," the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman said. "Obviously things kind of get drawn back a little bit."...
Resurgent Wainwright key to St. Louis Cardinals' 2018 hopes (3/23/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright believes he can still be the best pitcher in baseball, even at 36 years old and coming off an injury-riddled season, the worst of his illustrious career. Whether the right-hander's assessment is anywhere near correct could determine not only his future in baseball, but that of the St. Louis Cardinals...
Cardinals swing their way past Miami in 13-6 exhibition win (3/22/18)The St. Louis Cardinals swung the bats, jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the second inning and dropped the Miami Marlins 13-6 in exhibition play Thursday afternoon in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals hit three home runs on the day, including a bomb from Matt Carpenter, who continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-3 effort, with two runs scored, an RBI and a walk. A week after his injury-delayed spring training debut, Carpenter is hitting .462...
Molina firmly holds ground for Cardinals (3/21/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- For several springs now, the St. Louis Cardinals proclaimed plans to rest Yadier Molina more frequently during the season to keep him fresh for a playoff push. Such ideas always leave the All-Star catcher shaking his head. "I don't understand why people want me to be out of the lineup," Molina said...
Carpenter hits 2-run homer off Astros' Verlander in Cardinals' 3-1 win (3/15/18)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Matt Carpenter is showing the St. Louis Cardinals what they were missing while he was sidelined by a back strain. A day after making his spring training debut, Carpenter hit a two-run, wind-aided home run off Justin Verlander in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over Houston on Wednesday...
Tendinitis could limit Carpenter for Cardinals (3/9/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Right shoulder tendinitis could limit the versatility this year of the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. He has not played in any exhibition games because of back tightness. "The shoulder is always something we're concerned about," manager Mike Matheny said Thursday. "That probably hasn't been talked about much during all of this."...
Cardinals get ninth-inning win over Washington, lose Gregerson (3/8/18)The St. Louis Cardinals found some offense late, scoring two runs in the eighth and then getting the go-ahead score in the bottom of the ninth to edge the Washington Nationals 4-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday in Jupiter, Florida. The win pushed the Cardinals to 5-6 in spring training...
DeJong, Cardinals agree to six-year, $26-million deal (3/6/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Less than a year after making his big league debut, Paul DeJong was rewarded with a long-term deal. And it was worth hugs all around. The shortstop and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to a $26 million, six-year contract including team options for 2024 and 2025...
Statistics don't tell full story for Cardinals starting pitchers (3/5/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Early inconsistent outings from St. Louis starting pitchers don't have manager Mike Matheny pushing the panic button. The statistics, he says, don't tell the whole story. "Obviously guys are trying to get ready for the season," Matheny said. "You want to see them compete. You want to see some glimpses of things that they have been working on over the winter or are currently working on."...
Cardinals manager Matheny gets look at son in exhibition (3/3/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis manager Mike Matheny stumbled through an answer about the Cardinals' starting double-play combination and motioned toward the batting cage. "It's distracting, isn't it?" he said with a proud smile. "I haven't seen him hit in a while."...
Wainwright struggles with control in debut (3/2/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright always had a knack for getting out of jams. Even while struggling with control in his Grapefruit League debut, the St. Louis Cardinals star escaped unscathed. The 36-year-old righty walked three and gave up two hits in two scoreless innings Thursday in a 3-3 tie with Minnesota. He struck out three but only threw 26 of his 47 pitches for strikes...
Cardinals come back to defeat Orioles 10-9 (3/1/18)St. Louis right fielder Yairo Munoz continued to shine in spring training, hitting two home runs in the Cardinals' 10-9 comeback win over the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida, on Wednesday. The Cardinals trailed 9-1 entering the seventh inning but scored eight runs in the inning to tie the game and then plated the go-ahead run in the eighth...
Cardinals defeat Red Sox split squad (2/28/18)St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Yairo Munoz got three hits in a 6-1 victory over a Boston Red Sox split squad in spring-training action Tuesday. Munoz accounted for half of the Cardinals' six hits. St. Louis starter Luke Weaver pitched two innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run. Weaver, the first of seven Cardinals pitchers, was credited with the win...
Back tightness delays Carpenter's spring debut for Cards (2/24/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't sure when first baseman Matt Carpenter will make his Grapefruit League debut. Carpenter is battling back tightness. For the time being, he is in the hands of the Cardinals' medical staff, who will determine when Carpenter can return to the field...
New Cards pitching coach helping Martinez reach next level (2/22/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Sixty times last season as Washington's pitching coach, Mike Maddux enjoyed a front-row seat for two of the best pitchers in baseball, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Now, in his first spring as the Cardinals pitching coach, Maddux sees a young pitcher ready to join upper echelon on starters...
Retirement talk, contract chatter put on hold for Cardinals' Adam Wainwright (2/16/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright says he isn't thinking about retirement. He also isn't pondering a contract extension. Those thoughts, he insists, will come at another time. A playful Wainwright called the media together outside the Cardinals clubhouse Thursday morning to talk about what he didn't want to talk about: his future after this season and his potential retirement...
Bud Norris, Cardinals finalize $3 million, 1-year contract (2/14/18)JUPITER, Fla. -- Pitcher Bud Norris and the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a $3 million, one-year contract on Wednesday as the team started spring training workouts. The 32-year-old right-hander led the Los Angeles Angels with 19 saves in 23 chances last season. He went 2-6 with a 4.23 ERA in three starts and 57 relief appearances, striking out 74 in 62 innings...
Former Cardinals outfielder Moon dies at 87 (2/12/18)BRYAN, Texas -- Former National League Rookie of the Year Wally Moon, who played on three World Series-winning teams with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 87. Erin Giese, the funeral director at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas, said Monday that Moon died Friday at his home in Bryan...
Cardinals look to end two-year playoff drought (2/8/18)ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny is well aware that he has yet to earn a World Series championship ring during his six seasons as the manager of the Cardinals. It's not like St. Louis, an 11-time World Series champion, would let him forget. When the Cardinals begin spring training next week in Jupiter, Florida, they'll do so as an underdog behind NL rivals Chicago and Milwaukee. ...
St. Louis Cardinals
- Detroit at Pittsburgh, ppd.
- Chicago Cubs 10, Cleveland 3
- Cincinnati 9, Atlanta 7, 12 innings
- Arizona 8, Philadelphia 4
- Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 2
- N.Y. Mets 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings
- Colorado 8, San Diego 0
- Miami 3, L.A. Dodgers 2
- San Francisco 4, Washington 3
- San Diego at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
- Washington at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.
- Detroit at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m., 1st game
- Atlanta at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m.
- Arizona at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
- Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game
- Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
- Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 6:35 p.m.
- Milwaukee at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
- N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
- Atlanta (Newcomb 1-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 0-3), 11:35 a.m.
- Detroit (Fulmer 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Nova 2-1), 11:35 a.m.
- Arizona (Koch 0-0) at Philadelphia (Lively 0-1), 12:05 p.m.
- N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-0) at St. Louis (Martinez 2-1), 12:15 p.m.
- Milwaukee (Anderson 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 1-1), 7:05 p.m.
- Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m.
- Arizona at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
- Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
- St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
- Colorado at Miami, 6:10 p.m.
- Cincinnati at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
- N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.
- L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
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