Blues look to avoid 0-2 deficit vs. Stars
The top-seeded Dallas Stars have cleaned up their act after that frantic finish in the first round. Now the St. Louis Blues, already down a game in their second-round series matching the Western Conference's top two teams, have to do the same. They have to get past their thrilling seven-game opening series against the defending Stanley Cup champions...
Nationals make it two straight over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- A bad first inning ruined Jaime Garcia's day. The St. Louis Cardinals lefty was rocked for four runs in the opening frame en route to a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. It wasn't much of a consolation prize that he gave up just one hit the rest of his outing...
Cards drop opener of series to Nationals
ST. LOUIS -- Stephen Strasburg shrugged off a rocky start. The St. Louis Cardinals couldn't touch him later on. Strasburg struck out seven of eight to begin his third time through the order and the Washington Nationals got home runs from Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa in a 5-4 victory on Friday night...
Stars take Game 1 against Blues in conference semifinals
DALLAS -- The kid is all right for the Dallas Stars. Radek Faksa, the rookie center who split his season between the AHL and the NHL, scored the winning goal off a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the Stars' other goal in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference second-round series...
Diamondbacks shut out Cardinals to split four-game series
PHOENIX -- Rubby De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and pitched two-hit ball through seven innings, Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Thursday night. The Diamondbacks forced a split in the four-game series. De La Rosa (3-3) had been shaky this year and was demoted to the bullpen for a time but turned in his second straight strong start...
Blues open second round on the road vs. Dallas
FRISCO, Texas -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will be facing some history close to home when the Dallas Stars host St. Louis in Game 1 of their playoff series tonight. The Stars are hosting a second-round opener for the first time since 2003, a year after Hitchcock was fired during a season in which they missed the playoffs...
Martinez wins 4th, Cardinals rout Diamondbacks 8-2
PHOENIX -- Carlos Martinez gave up three hits in eight scoreless innings, Brandon Moss and Stephen Piscotty homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2 on Tuesday night. Martinez (4-0) won for the fourth time in four starts. The 24-year-old right-hander held the Diamondbacks without a hit until David Peralta's one-out single in the fourth...
Blues end string of 1-and-dones by beating Blackhawks in 7
ST. LOUIS -- After the final horn and before the ceremonial handshakes, some St. Louis Blues players did a little ice dancing. Deservedly so. This celebration was a long, long time coming. It's early in the playoffs, but there's reason for exuberance after they eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference series Monday night. ...
Brouwer puts Blues over top, Blackhawks eliminated from NHL playoffs
ST. LOUIS -- Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night...
Blues, Blackhawks to square off tonight in Game 7
ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are trying to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit. They erased an early two-goal deficit in Game 6 and then some, scoring five unanswered goals in a rout that evened the series against the Blues...
Cardinals unload on Padres' bullpen
SAN DIEGO -- Jedd Gyorko didn't mind being booed when he returned to San Diego with the St. Louis Cardinals. After all, what better revenge than going 6 for 11 with two homers, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored in the three-game series? All that and he didn't even start the opener Friday night...
Gyorko, Hazelbaker hit 3-run homers in Cardinals' 11-2 win
SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Aledmys Diaz had his first five-hit game, Jedd Gyorko and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Saturday night. Diaz had a two-run double in the ninth, while Gyorko homered off his old team and Hazelbaker snapped an 0-for-17 slump. Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty each had three hits, and Piscotty hit a solo homer in the sixth...
Blackhawks force Game 7 with 6-3 victory over Blues
CHICAGO -- Artem Anisimov, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Dale Weise scored during Chicago's dominant second period, and the Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night to send their first-round playoff series to Game 7. Andrew Shaw added a third-period goal in his return from a one-game suspension for using a gay slur during Chicago's 4-3 loss in Game 4. Andrew Ladd had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks improved to 15-1 in their last 16 Game 6s in the playoffs...
Myers has 3 hits, 3 RBIs lead Padres to 4-1 win vs Cardinals
SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers is turning out to be just the spark plug the San Diego Padres need him to be. Myers had a solo homer among his three hits and drove in three runs, and Andrew Cashner threw six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night...
After delay, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3 to avoid sweep
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis right-hander Carlos Martinez is ready to show his appreciation to outfielder Randal Grichuk. Grichuk robbed Anthony Rizzo of a home run with an over-the-wall catch in the first inning on Wednesday to help Martinez settle into seven strong innings, and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 to avoid a sweep to their NL Central rivals...
Tarasenko scoring touch key to Blues' 3-1 series lead
ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko usually takes it easy on Brian Elliott in practice. "His first shot is always a floater into my glove and he taps me on the pads afterward," the St. Louis Blues goalie said Wednesday. "I think he saves his stuff for the opposing goalies."...
Blues take 3-1 series lead on Blackhawks
CHICAGO -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a pair of impressive wrist shots, Brian Elliott made 39 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Jaden Schwartz scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period for the second straight game as St. ...
Wasted chances, pitcher's RBI hit haunt Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Hammel has three RBIs compared to two runs allowed through three starts. And even though Jason Heyward isnít getting hits, heís impacting the game on defense.
Blues rally in third period to take series lead
CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues kept pushing and pushing until a costly play by Patrick Kane provided an opening. And there was nothing for the Chicago Blackhawks to challenge. Jaden Schwartz scored at 13:32 of the third period with Kane in the penalty box for high-sticking, and the Blues beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series...
Cardinals' backup catcher stars in 4-3 win vs. Reds
ST. LOUIS -- Given a rare chance to start, Eric Fryer showed the St. Louis Cardinals what he is capable of. Fryer had three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3. A backup to All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, Fryer got his first start this season and is 6 for 6 at the plate. Fryer also threw out Brandon Phillips attempting to steal in the sixth...
Wainwright squanders another lead, Cards lose 9-8 to Reds
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright is confident he'll come around. Three starts in, though, the results are ugly. The St. Louis Cardinals ace has an 8.27 ERA after blowing a four-run lead in a 9-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He let a three-run cushion slip away in his previous start...
Cards belt 6 homers, 2 by Holliday, in 14-3 win over Reds
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday was back in the groove Friday night. The St. Louis outfielder homered twice and drove in four to pace a six-homer attack as the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 14-3. Hollliday, who entered the game with a .188 average and without a home run, reached base four times and recorded his 20th career multi-homer game...
Shaw gets go-ahead goal, Blackhawks edge Blues to tie series
ST. LOUIS -- A coach's challenge in the nick of time resulted in third-period momentum for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defending Stanley Cup champions made sure it stayed that way. Andrew Shaw stuffed home a rebound on a power play with 4:19 remaining, minutes after Joel Quenneville prevailed on a call that resulted in an offside call that negated a goal, and the Blackhawks pulled even with the St. Louis Blues in their first-round series with a 3-2 victory Friday night...
Garcia completely baffles Brewers in Cards' shutout win
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia was simply dominant against the Milwaukee Brewers. Garcia pitched a one-hitter, allowing only Domingo Santana's lined single into right field with two outs in the sixth inning, in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-0 victory on Thursday...
St. Louis takes Game 1, knocks off Chicago in overtime
ST. LOUIS -- David Backes scored at 9:04 of overtime on a shot that deflected off a Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and the St. Louis Blues took the series opener 1-0 over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night. Backes' shot got past Corey Crawford after bouncing off Trevor Van Riemsdyk's skate. Defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo assisted on the winner...