Wainwright struggles vs. Marlins before rain ends his day
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up four runs, including a solo homer by Giancarlo Stanton, over 3 2/3 innings Thursday before a rain delay ended his outing in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. Wainwright gave up six hits in his second spring start and struggled with his fastball...
Cardinals edge Nationals 1-0; Scherzer fans 9 batters
JUPITER, Fla. -- Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Nationals manager Matt Williams recently announced that the newly acquired Scherzer would make his first career start in an opener. Washington begins at home against the New York Mets on April 6...
Steen's deflection provides 3-2 overtime victory for Blues
PITTSBURGH -- A draining road trip ended with a little redemption and one pretty goal for the St. Louis Blues.
Cards' Lynn has sharp outing before rain arrives
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals right-handed starter Lance Lynn allowed one hit in four innings, striking out three Red Sox batters and walking none in an exhibition game that was rained out in the fifth inning Monday. The game was halted with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning...
Wings clip Blues in OT with questionable goal
DETROIT -- Justin Abdelkader helped get the Detroit Red Wings' four-game homestand off to a strong start. Abdelkader's power-play goal 24 seconds into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. The Red Wings had a man advantage for the final 1 minute, 21 seconds of regulation and the opening moments of overtime...
Cards' Lackey shrugs off lackluster outing in loss to Orioles
SARASOTA, Fla. -- John Lackey worked into the fifth inning in his second spring start, allowing four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Sunday. Adam Jones homered twice for Baltimore, driving in four runs, and Manny Machado hit a solo home run...
Wainwright throws four scoreless innings in spring debut
JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright pitched four innings of four-hit ball in his spring training debut, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat an Atlanta Braves' split squad 1-0 on Saturday. Wainwright allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three in a spring debut that had been delayed because he suffered a mild abdominal strain early in camp...
Blues encounter more trouble with Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The way the Western Conference was stacked up this weekend, the St. Louis Blues would face the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the playoffs. For the second straight Saturday, the Wild gave the Blues a potential preview of the dangerous opponent they could be with a decisive victory...
Niese helps Mets' split squad beats Cardinals 7-2
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jon Niese struck out six in four innings, and a New York Mets' split squad defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Thursday. Niese allowed one run and three hits and walked none in his third and longest outing of spring training. He had a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts last year, when he went on the disabled list twice, with elbow inflammation and a strained left shoulder...
Jets' Ladd scores decisive goal in SO vs. Blues
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Andrew Ladd scored the decisive shootout goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Drew Stafford netted the only goal in regulation for the Jets. David Backes scored the lone goal for the Blues...
Steen, Elliott lift Blues to shutout win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta -- Alex Steen scored two goals and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Jori Lehtera and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six games and moved into sole possession of first place in the Central Division -- one point ahead on Nashville...
Peralta's 3 hits leads Cards over Marlins' split squad 7-1
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jhonny Peralta had three hits, including his first homer of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over a Miami Marlins' split squad 7-1 Tuesday. Peralta, who entered in 1-for-14 slide, homered on a fifth-inning slider from Bryan Morris for a 5-1 lead. He singled in his first two at-bats...
Lackey breezes in spring debut
JUPITER, Fla. -- John Lackey pitched three perfect innings in his spring training debut, outpitching David Price in the St. Louis Cardinals' 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Blues shut out Stars
DALLAS -- Jake Allen felt no pressure. Even with the game scoreless in the third period. No rookie jitters. Nerves of a veteran.
Cardinals rally for 6-6 exhibition tie vs. Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday. Martinez left after 3 1/3 innings with a 5-0 deficit...
Sano hits long HR; Twins beat Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano hit a long, two-run homer Saturday in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Sano, a 21-year-old third baseman, missed last season because of Tommy John surgery. He connected off Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons for a deep drive to left field...
Rams sign Fairley, try to explain Bradford deal
ST. LOUIS -- Momentarily, the Nick at the microphone in St. Louis was not who everyone expected. The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms with defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a one-year free agent deal, bringing in Fairley to a news conference as a brief surprise before introducing new quarterback Nick Foles...
Reynolds hits first spring HR for Cards
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mark Reynolds hit his first home run of the spring, connecting off Norris as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract in the offseason, hit a three-run homer in the third inning...
Elliott helps Blues turn away Flyers in shootout win
ST. LOUIS -- Brian Elliott didn't want to blink. The St. Louis goalie and Steve Mason, his Philadelphia counterpart, both earned shutouts Thursday night. Elliott also came away with a win as the host Blues edged the Flyers 1-0 in a shootout to give coach Ken Hitchcock his 700th regular-season victory...
Gonzales, Cardinals topple Braves 6-2
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Left-hander Marco Gonzales strengthened his bid for a spot in the St. Louis rotation by allowing one hit over four scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Gonzales, who didn't give up a run over two innings in his first spring start, struck out three and walked one. The only hit off the 23-year-old was a two-out double by first baseman Freddie Freeman in the first inning...
Rams reacquire Keenum from Texans
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have reacquired quarterback Case Keenum from the Houston Texans, giving them a potential backup behind Nick Foles. The Rams also agreed to terms Wednesday with tight end Lance Kendricks, an unrestricted free agent. St. Louis sent a seventh-round pick in 2016 to Houston for Keenum, who earned his first two NFL wins to end last season. Keenum was on St. Louis' practice squad much of last season...
Barret Jackman scores from center ice, Blues beat Jets 5-4
ST. LOUIS -- Barret Jackman scored his first goal in 36 games with 1:03 left, launching a shot from center ice to give the Blues a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. After his team squandered a three-goal, third-period lead, Jackman bailed the Blues out when he got control of the puck along the left boards in the neutral zone off a faceoff...
Eagles swapping quarterback Nick Foles for Sam Bradford
Nick Foles wasn't Chip Kelly's franchise quarterback after all. The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to send Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford in a stunning quarterback swap. The Eagles will also get a fifth round pick this season, while sending the Rams a fourth round pick this year and a second round pick in 2016...
New top of Cardinals' lineup delivers against Astros
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- After a handful of spring training games, the St. Louis Cardinals like what they see at the top of their batting order. Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward and Matt Holliday all produced hits Tuesday in a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros...
Wacha throws two healthy innings for Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. -- Michael Wacha hopes to put an injury-filled 2014 behind. Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday...