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Gonzalez, Kendrick homer in Dodgers' 9-6 win over Cardinals (07/25/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Howie Kendrick added a two-run homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers spoil Mike Mayers' major league debut in a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Scott Kazmir (9-3) pitched five innings to earn the victory. He allowed three runs on six hits...
Gonzalez homers, Turner has 2 RBIs; Dodgers beat Cards 7-2 (07/24/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak. Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break...
Adams homers in 16th to lift Cardinals over Dodgers 4-3 (07/24/16)
ST. LOUIS -- For Matt Adams, no feeling turned out to be the best feeling. The St. Louis first baseman homered in the 16th inning to lead the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night for St. Louis' season-best fifth straight victory...
Cardinals rally from a four-run deficit to sweep Padres (07/21/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Aledmys Diaz learned a valuable lesson at the All-Star Game. The St. Louis rookie infielder's walk-off single in the ninth inning gave the Cardinals a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. St. Louis, which scored four runs in the eighth, recorded its first four-game series sweep at home since beating Colorado on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010...
Martinez shakes off nosebleed, Cardinals beat Padres (07/21/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko homered for the fifth straight game off San Diego pitching, connecting twice with all three RBIs in a 3-2 victory that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a day-night doubleheader sweep Wednesday night. Gyorko, dealt by the Padres in the offseason for outfielder Jon Jay, is 13 for 21 (.619) against his old team with six homers and 10 RBIs. He has 11 homers and 27 RBIs on the year with 40 starts spread across the infield. He started at third base both games of the doubleheader...
Thumb injury lands Peralta back on disabled list (07/20/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals third baseman Jhonny Peralta is going back on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained ligament in his surgically repaired left thumb. The 34-year-old Peralta is batting .221 with five homers and 13 RBIs. He missed the first 57 games of the season before returning June 7...
Cardinals will play doubleheader today after Tuesday's postponement (07/19/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The San Diego Padres juggled their rotation after Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed because of anticipated storms that finally materialized about one hour and 45 minutes after the scheduled start. Busch Stadium was dry but empty when heavy rains began...
Leake fans 11, leads Cards in win over Padres (07/19/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake had his second straight double-digit strikeouts game with no walks, joining Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals to accomplish the feat, and St. Louis beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night. Leake (7-7) struck out a season-best 11, one shy of his career high, and allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He fanned 10 over seven innings in a victory at Milwaukee on July 10...
Cardinals fans make Ichiro feel at home in 6-3 loss to Marlins (07/17/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Ichiro Suzuki was floored by the consistent, appreciative reception from a packed road crowd, which cheered him every chance it got. He was touched, too, by actions of St. Louis Cardinals players who gave him plenty of time to gather it in all weekend...
Wainwright throws three-hit shutout at Marlins (07/16/16)
ST. LOUIS -- No doubt, Adam Wainwright was motivated by a pregame ceremony to honor the 2006 World Series champions. The 6-foot-7 right-hander got the final out that season as the Cardinals' stand-in closer -- and finished what he started Saturday night by pitching a three-hitter as St. Louis cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins...
Kansas City powers American League to another All-Star victory (07/13/16)
San Diego -- Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title. The Royals duo homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in the second inning, Hosmer added an RBI single to become MVP of the All-Star Game and the American League beat the National League 4-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win...
Cardinals beat Brewers, take momentum into All-Star break (07/10/16)
MILWAUKEE -- For a team that thinks it can and will play a whole lot better, the St. Louis Cardinals are in decent position. Mike Leake struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings, Matt Adams and Randal Grichuk homered, and the Cardinals cooled off Milwaukee rookie Junior Guerra in a 5-1 victory over the Brewers on Sunday...
Cards sustain more injuries in loss (07/10/16)
MILWAUKEE -- Injuries are piling up for the St. Louis Cardinals. After placing players on the disabled list on three consecutive days this week, three more Cardinals were removed from Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers with injuries. "You can't allow yourself to go down that road of feeling sorry for yourself," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "You just have to keep playing."...
Cardinals power past Brewers (07/09/16)
MILWAUKEE -- Playing with a lineup depleted by injuries, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny enjoyed the Cardinals' powerful finish. Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham and Aledmys Diaz homered, helping Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Saturday...
Piscotty, Grichuk both homer as Cardinals beat Pirates (07/08/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright relished the chance to stop a skid. The Cardinals' ace worked seven effective innings to help St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 5-1 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep and end the Pirates' season-best seven-game winning streak...
Cards' Carpenter goes on DL; Diaz named replacement All-Star (07/08/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals will have to make do without All-Star second baseman Matt Carpenter for an extended period. They've struggled plenty even with Carpenter in the lineup. Carpenter was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained right oblique, and there's no set timetable for his return...
Cardinals lose four-run lead, third-straight game to Pittsburgh (07/06/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jung Ho Kang drove in two key runs with a seventh-inning double a day after Chicago police said they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault against the Pirates infielder, and Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight comeback win...
Ex-Cards haunt in second straight loss to Pirates (07/05/16)
ST. LOUIS -- It was strictly business when the St. Louis Cardinals parted ways with Eric Fryer. Their former backup catcher could not deny the extra buzz facing his old team for the first time since resurfacing. Fryer had two hits and three RBIs in his first game with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 5-2 victory Tuesday night...
In charge of his game (07/05/16)
AKRON, Ohio -- Dustin Johnson is not one for many words, and he really doesn't need to say much. The easy smile behind the beard says it all. If winning the U.S. Open championship wasn't enough, Johnson added his third World Golf Championship on Sunday, the first time he has won back to back...
Cardinals fizzle against Pirates in opener of four-game series (07/04/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Gregory Polanco found the best way to take the pressure off his ailing left hamstring. The Pittsburgh outfielder simply drove the ball over the wall twice on Monday to lead the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Left-hander Jonathon Niese (7-6) turned in his strongest performance in almost a month for Pittsburgh, which has won five in a row, all on the road. St. Louis had a three-game winning streak snapped...
Wainwright, Wong lead Cardinals past Brewers 3-0 (07/03/16)
ST. LOUIS -- A much-maligned St. Louis Cardinals defense stepped up, and Adam Wainwright kept them busy. Wainwright pitched seven innings, Kolten Wong had a two-run triple and St. Louis turned four double plays in a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday...
Busy Blues lose Backes, sign Perron, Hutton, extend Allen (07/03/16)
Doug Armstrong was willing to do anything to keep David Backes, but he wouldn't do long term. The St. Louis Blues' general manager said goodbye to the team's captain for the past five seasons, who left to sign with the Boston Bruins, and made some complementary moves on the first day of NHL free agency...
Garcia goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Brewers 7-1 (07/03/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia said all along there was no reason to panic. Matt Holliday drove in three runs, Garcia threw eight solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Friday night. The Cardinals ended a seven-game home losing streak, their longest since Aug. 2-15, 1983. It was their first home win since a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on June 5...
Sabres acquire goalie Anders Nilsson in trade with Blues (07/03/16)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have addressed their backup goalie situation by acquiring the rights to Anders Nilsson in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. The Sabres dealt a 2017 fifth-round draft pick to St. Louis on Saturday. Buffalo must still sign Nilsson, who is a restricted free agent...
Escobar's second go-ahead hit leads Royals over Cards in 12 (06/30/16)
ST. LOUIS Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field line in the 12th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Escobar drove in the first run of the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the eighth. His fly to shallow right off Seth Maness (0-2) fell just in front of Stephen Piscotty, whose homer leading off the 10th tied it at 2...