Chacin pitches six scoreless, Brewers beat St. Louis 2-1 (8/20/18)ST. LOUIS -- Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday...
Cardinals return to winning ways, defeat Brewers in series opener (8/18/18)ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Jack Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals won for the ninth time in 10 games and pulled within a half-game of the Brewers for the National League's second wild-card spot...
Nationals snap Cards' winning streak (8/17/18)ST. LOUIS -- Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, and a beleaguered bullpen held on as the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. The Nationals won for just the third time in their last 10 games and snapped the Cardinals' season-high, eight-game winning streak...
St. Louis sinks the Nationals, 4-2 (8/16/18)ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Gomber tossed six shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. St. Louis has won a season-high eight straight. The Cardinals, who are 18-9 since the All-Star break, captured their sixth successive series after taking the first three of the four-game set...
DeJong, Cardinals walk off on Nationals, 7-6 (8/14/18)ST. LOUIS -- Paul DeJong handed the Washington Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-6 victory Monday night. DeJong took Koda Glover (0-1) deep leading off the ninth on a 3-1 pitch. A night earlier, Ryan Madson allowed a game-ending ninth-inning grand slam to the Chicago Cubs' David Bote to end a 4-3 defeat...
Cardinals drop Kansas City 8-2 for for fifth straight win (8/13/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals were a .500 team after a loss on July 25, but since then they've been the hottest team in the National League. Yadier Molina broke a tie with a two-run single in the seventh inning, Tyson Ross won his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Sunday to win their fifth straight, matching a season high...
Carpenter launches HR No. 32 in 7-0 win over KC (8/11/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Friday night. Carpenter tops the National League with 32 home runs, a .600 slugging percentage and 65 extra-base hits...
Carpenter homers agains, Cardinals beat Marlins (8/9/18)MIAMI -- Matt Carpenter leaped into a high-five with Yadier Molina at home plate, trotted down the dugout steps and skipped from one end of the bench to the other, slapping hands with teammates lined up on both sides of him. It was a routine polished by practice...
Carpenter's 30th HR lifts Cardinals to 3-2 win (8/8/18)MIAMI -- Even Matt Carpenter has been surprised by the run he has been on. Carpenter, who has won two of the last three NL Player of the Week awards, hit his 30th home run, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday night...
Nationals sign former Cardinals reliever Holland for stretch run (8/8/18)WASHINGTON -- The Nationals hope veteran reliever Greg Holland can return to form and use his postseason experience to help Washington make a playoff run of its own. Holland has appeared in 12 postseason games, including the 2014 World Series with Kansas City. That, along with his 186 career saves, was more important to Washington than the 7.92 ERA he had with St. Louis before being designated for assignment July 27...
Cardinals' rally comes up short against Marlins as Molina hits into game-ending double play (8/7/18)MIAMI -- Javy Guerra cleaned up a ninth-inning mess created by struggling closer Kyle Barraclough, getting Yadier Molina to hit into a double play to end the Miami Marlins' 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. After Wei-Yin Chen pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, Miami led 2-0 going into the ninth and handed the game off to Barraclough...
Flaherty cruises, Carpenter homers as Cards top Bucs (8/6/18)PITTSBURGH -- Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts. Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Frazier's RBI single lifts Pirates past Cardinals, 7-6 (8/4/18)PITTSBURGH ---- Adam Frazier's RBI single in the eighth inning helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win in Chris Archer's debut, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Friday night. Pittsburgh overcame a rough outing by Archer, acquired from Tampa Bay earlier in the week, as gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. ...
Jose Martinez's pinch-hit single lifts Cardinals to 3-2 walk-off win over Rockies (8/3/18)ST. LOUIS -- Jose Martinez is making the most of his limited opportunities. Martinez sliced an opposite-field pinch-hit single to the right-center field gap off Wade Davis with one out in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and go-ahead runs and lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday...
O'Neill's RBI pinch single lifts Cardinals over Rockies (8/1/18)ST. LOUIS Tyler O'Neill hit a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the sixth inning and five St. Louis relievers dominated beginning in the third to lift the Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night. Luke Weaver allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings before handing off to the Cardinals bullpen. ...
Rockies flex power, send Cards to 6-3 loss (8/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez each went deep, Jon Gray pitched into the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Gray (9-7) struck out five over 7 1/3 innings, helping Colorado finish the month 17-6. Gray allowed three runs, two earned, with four hits and two walks...
Cards trade Pham to Rays (8/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- Tommy Pham awoke to the news he had been traded Tuesday morning, courtesy of a phone call from St. Louis Cardinals President John Mozeliak. The outfielder is headed to join the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the deal, a year after establishing himself as one of the National League's top outfielders -- and providing yet another shakeup for the struggling Cardinals in the process...
Ozuna homers in 10th as Cardinals top Rockies 5-4 (7/30/18)ST. LOUIS Marcell Ozuna hit his first career game-ending homer in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped Colorado's four-game win streak with a 5-4 victory over the Rockies on Monday night. Ozuna connected against Jake McGee (1-4), sending a one-out drive deep to center for his 13th homer. The slugger also extended his homer streak to three straight games...
Hendricks helps Cubs down Cardinals 5-2 (7/30/18)ST. LOUIS Kyle Hendricks followed another difficult first inning with one crisp finish. Hendricks retired his last 17 batters, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Sunday night to salvage the finale of their weekend series...
Ozuna's grand slam powers Cardinals past Cubs 6-2 (7/28/18)ST. LOUIS A change in lineup spots has done Marcell Ozuna good. Ozuna hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning, Miles Mikolas pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 Saturday in front of a season-high crowd of 47,514 at Busch Stadium...
Yankees send relievers Shreve, Gallegos to Cards for 1B Voit (7/28/18)NEW YORK The busy New York Yankees have traded relievers Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos to the St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman Luke Voit. The Yankees also got international signing bonus pool money from St. Louis in the deal announced Saturday night...
Redbirds spare the drama, beat first-place Cubs in series opener (7/28/18)ST. LOUIS -- Paul DeJong had three hits and three RBIs, Yadier Molina also had three hits and drove in a run, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Friday night before a season-high crowd of 47,169 at Busch Stadium. DeJong's RBI triple, just the sixth for the Cardinals this season, tied the game at 1 in the third and Jose Martinez followed with an RBI single to give St. Louis the lead...
Cards trade reliever Tuivailala to Mariners for minor leaguer (7/28/18)SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen Friday by acquiring right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor-league pitcher Seth Elledge. Tuivailala is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 appearances for St. Louis this season, his second full season in the big leagues. He'll immediately jump into the playoff race with Seattle holding a one-game lead over Oakland for the second wild card in the American League...
Cardinals salvage no-hit bid this time with 4-2 extra-innings win over Reds (7/25/18)CINCINNATI Austin Gomber was ready to start the bottom of the seventh, still working on a no-hitter, when a siren sounded and lights started flashing. Great American Ball Parks fire alarm had malfunctioned.
Cardinals fail Poncedeleon despite sparkling debut in 2-1 loss to Reds (7/24/18)CINCINNATI -- Daniel Poncedeleon wasn't going to let a sore neck ruin his major league debut, not after all he's come through in the last year. The Cardinals' determined rookie shook it off and made St. Louis history. Poncedeleon was sensational 14 months after suffering a severe head injury, throwing no-hit ball for seven innings Monday night before Eugenio Suarez led the Cincinnati Reds' rally in the ninth for a 2-1 victory...
Cardinals stumble in series finale against Cubs (7/23/18)CHICAGO -- Matt Carpenter's homer streak is over. Jose Quintana was that good. Quintana pitched seven effective innings, keeping Carpenter in the ballpark and helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday. "Everything kept getting sharper," manager Joe Maddon said. "We needed him to go more deeply in the game. And he did."...
Carpenter, Redbirds hammer away on Cubs, win 18-5 (7/20/18)CHICAGO -- Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the Chicago Cubs...
National League All-Stars drop sixth straight game to AL in slugfest (7/18/18)WASHINGTON -- A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win...
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...
St. Louis Cardinals
- Cincinnati 11, San Francisco 4
- Colorado 4, Atlanta 2
- Miami 12, Washington 1
- Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 11 innings
- Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 1
- Arizona 4, San Diego 3
- L.A. Dodgers 12, Seattle 1
- N.Y. Mets 8, Philadelphia 2
- Atlanta 1, Pittsburgh 0
- San Francisco 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 13 innings
- Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 2
- St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
- Atlanta (Gausman 7-9) at Pittsburgh (Nova 7-7), 6:05 p.m.
- Philadelphia (Velasquez 8-9) at Washington (Roark 8-12), 6:05 p.m.
- Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 9-9) at Detroit (Zimmermann 5-5), 6:10 p.m.
- N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 9-4) at Miami (Lopez 2-3), 6:10 p.m.
- San Francisco (Stratton 8-7) at N.Y. Mets (Matz 5-10), 6:10 p.m.
- Cincinnati (Romano 7-10) at Milwaukee (Guerra 6-8), 7:10 p.m.
- San Diego (Erlin 2-3) at Colorado (Anderson 6-5), 7:40 p.m.
- L.A. Angels (Pena 1-3) at Arizona (Corbin 10-4), 8:40 p.m.
- St. Louis (Poncedeleon 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-0), 9:10 p.m.
- Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
- Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
- Philadelphia at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
- Chicago Cubs at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
- N.Y. Yankees at Miami, 6:10 p.m.
- San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m.
- San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
- L.A. Angels at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
- St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
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