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...
Cardinals put ace Martinez on 10-day DL with lat strain (5/10/18)SAN DIEGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals have put ace Carlos Martinez on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained lat. Martinez leads the National League with a 1.62 ERA. Martinez pitched five innings in a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday, his first defeat in seven starts since opening day. The right-hander is 3-2 overall...
After three years in Japan, Cardinals' Mikolas off to fast start in majors (5/10/18)ST. LOUIS -- The last time the major leagues saw Miles Mikolas before this season, the right-hander was a career minor-league reliever who was learning how to become a starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. That was in 2014, and to the surprise of few, that learning curve proved too steep for a seventh-round draft pick with 66 minor-league saves on his resume...
Twins take another from Cardinals in interleague series (5/9/18)ST. LOUIS -- Amid a bitterly cold April that led to four weather-related postponements, the Minnesota Twins never really had a chance to reap the rewards of a busy offseason. Now that the weather's turned, the Twins are starting to live up to the lofty expectations that followed the franchise's first postseason appearance in seven seasons...
Fowler's 2-run HR in 14th rallies Cardinals past Cubs, 4-3 (5/7/18)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dexter Fowler had a flair for the dramatics during his two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, from game-winning home runs early in his first year at Colorado to the leadoff blast in Game 7 of the World Series in 2016. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder was up to his old theatrics early Monday morning, putting the finishing touch on a Cardinals sweep of the Cubs with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the 14th inning...
Mikolas, Pham lead Cardinals past Cubs in opener of series (5/5/18)ST. LOUIS -- Miles Mikolas continued his early season dominance of the National League Central, throwing seven shutout innings in the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The win is the third straight for the Cardinals, their second in three games this season against a Chicago team they lost 14 of 19 games against a year ago. The Cubs, meanwhile, have now lost three games in a row for the first time this season...
Martinez uses arm, bat to help Cardinals drop White Sox (5/3/18)ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez wasn't sure how to react. The St. Louis right-hander took his time as he circled the bases after hitting his first major league home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. "I was slow because it was so exciting," Martinez said. "I was running, but I wanted it to last."...
Holland out, Norris in as Cardinals closer for now (5/2/18)Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Greg Holland is out as the Cardinals' closer, and Bud Norris is in. John Mozeliak, the team's president of baseball operations, made the announcement Tuesday. The Cardinals signed Holland to a one-year, $14 million deal on opening day and the three-time All-Star is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 10 appearances. He has one blown save, which came Friday in Pittsburgh when St. Louis was leading 5-2 in the ninth inning...
Kingham flirts with perfecto in debut, Pirates top Cards (4/30/18)PITTSBURGH -- Nick Kingham accomplished something Sunday that only one major league pitcher had achieved in the past century. In his big league debut, Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He joined Johnny Cueto in 2008 as the only pitchers in the last 100 years with one hit allowed, at least nine strikeouts and no walks in his debut...
Fowler hits walk-off single as Cardinals defeat Mets 4-3 in 13 innings (4/27/18)ST. LOUIS -- Dexter Fowler has hit in six different lineup slots in the last six games for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the series finale against the New York Mets, he was in the right spot at the right time. Fowler's 13th-inning single capped a comeback from a pair of deficits Thursday and gave the Cardinals a 4-3 victory ...
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...
St. Louis Cardinals
- Baltimore 10, Miami 4
- Toronto 8, Washington 6
- Atlanta 4, San Diego 1
- Cincinnati 8, Pittsburgh 6
- Philadelphia 10, Milwaukee 9
- Texas 13, Colorado 12
- N.Y. Mets 5, Arizona 3
- San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 1
- St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 0
- L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, ppd.
- Washington 5, N.Y. Yankees 3, 1st game
- N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2, 2nd game
- Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings
- Pittsburgh 1, Milwaukee 0
- N.Y. Mets 12, Colorado 2
- Arizona 7, L.A. Angels 4
- Miami 5, San Francisco 4
- L.A. Dodgers (Maeda 4-4) at Chicago Cubs (Chatwood 3-5), 1:05 p.m., 1st game
- Baltimore (Hess 2-3) at Washington (Rodriguez 0-0), 6:05 p.m.
- Milwaukee (Peralta 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Taillon 4-5), 6:05 p.m.
- St. Louis (Weaver 3-6) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 5-7), 6:05 p.m.
- Atlanta (Soroka 2-1) at Toronto (Garcia 2-5), 6:07 p.m.
- Detroit (Boyd 4-4) at Cincinnati (Romano 3-7), 6:10 p.m.
- L.A. Dodgers (Hill 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 2-2), 8:05 p.m., 2nd game
- N.Y. Mets (Vargas 2-5) at Colorado (Marquez 4-7), 7:40 p.m.
- Arizona (Koch 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Pena 0-0), 9:07 p.m.
- Oakland (Blackburn 1-1) at San Diego (Lauer 3-4), 9:10 p.m.
- Miami (Straily 2-2) at San Francisco (Rodriguez 1-1), 9:15 p.m.
- Detroit (Fulmer 3-5) at Cincinnati (Mahle 5-6), 11:35 a.m.
- Atlanta (Sanchez 3-0) at Toronto (Happ 8-3), 11:37 a.m.
- St. Louis (Wacha 8-2) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 5-5), 12:05 p.m.
- L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 6-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 8-2), 1:20 p.m.
- Oakland (Montas 3-1) at San Diego (Ross 5-4), 2:40 p.m.
- Miami (Urena 2-8) at San Francisco (Holland 4-7), 2:45 p.m.
- Baltimore (Cashner 2-8) at Washington (Gonzalez 6-3), 6:05 p.m.
- Milwaukee (Suter 7-4) at Pittsburgh (Kuhl 5-4), 6:05 p.m.
- N.Y. Mets (Lugo 2-2) at Colorado (Bettis 5-1), 7:40 p.m.
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