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Garcia gives up two homers and Cardinals fall again at home (08/29/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia's recent woes continued and so did the St. Louis Cardinals' season-long struggles at home. Garcia gave up a three-run homer to Stephen Vogt in the third, a two-run shot to Khris Davis in the first and the Cardinals lost 7-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday...
Cards stumble at home again with 3-2 loss to Athletics (08/28/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for two runs, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night. St. Louis starter Mike Leake was scratched because he was still recovering from having shingles. The Cardinals fell to 1-8 in interleague games at Busch Stadium this season...
Wainwright falters as Mets topple Cards 10-6 (08/26/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Slugger Yoenis Cespedes turned out to be a nifty slider, too. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright lost his glove trying to tag out Cespedes in a bizarre play, and the New York Mets broke away soon after that to beat St. Louis 10-6 Thursday night...
Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo named captain for 2016-17 season (08/25/16)
Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will head the St. Louis Blues' 2016-17 leadership group, which was announced during a press conference Thursday afternoon at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Pietrangelo, the 21st captain in Blues history, will be joined by assistant captains Alexander Steen, Paul Stastny, Vladamir Tarasenko and Kevin Shattenkirk to form the team's five-player leadership group...
Martinez delivers 8 strong innings in Cards' victory over NY Mets (08/25/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Randal Grichuk and the St. Louis Cardinals love when Carlos Martinez pitches. Martinez allowed one run over eight innings and Grichuk, Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty all homered off Mets starter Jacob deGrom, powering the Cardinals past New York 8-1 on Wednesday night...
Cards open home stand with 7-4 loss to Mets (08/24/16)
ST. LOUIS -- It was a night of firsts for Robert Gsellman, who made his major league debut for the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Wilmer Flores and Justin Ruggiano homered as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4. The offense helped Gsellman (1-0) get the decision. Gsellman, pressed into action after starter Jonathon Niese left with an injury in the first inning, pitched 3 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run...
Cardinals unload four HRs in lopsided shutout of Phillies (08/22/16)
PHILADELPHIA -- Next to all of that St. Louis power, Mike Leake's single might've looked puny. But it scored two runs and those helped, too. Leake pitched seven strong innings and contributed at the plate, and the Cardinals homered four times Sunday to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0...
Hernandez, Hellickson lift Phillies over Cardinals, 4-2 (08/21/16)
PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Hellickson gave the Philadelphia bullpen a much-needed rest. Cesar Hernandez homered, doubled and singled, and Hellickson pitched seven strong innings in the Phillies' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Hellickson became the first Philadelphia starter to throw seven innings since July 26...
Grichuk, Cardinals beat Phils in 11th for 5th straight win (08/21/16)
PHILADELPHIA -- There is a power bug going through the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup right now. Randal Grichuk homered early, then hit an RBI double in the 11th inning that sent St. Louis over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night for their fifth straight win...
Martinez dominates over 7 innings, Cardinals beat Astros 8-2 (08/17/16)
HOUSTON -- Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez ended a tough stretch in emphatic fashion Wednesday. Martinez took a no-hitter into the sixth, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Brandon Moss hit home runs and St. Louis beat the Houston Astros 8-2. Martinez (11-7) pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing a run while striking out seven. He retired 15 of the first 16 batters before giving up a leadoff double to Teoscar Hernandez in the sixth...
Pham, Gyorko power Cards to third straight win (08/17/16)
HOUSTON -- Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko each homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 8-5 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals roughed up ace Dallas Keuchel (7-12) to overcome a rocky outing from starter Jaime Garcia (10-8). Garcia gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings, including three home runs...
Piscotty homers in 8th to lead Cards' comeback over Cubs 6-4 (08/15/16)
CHICAGO -- Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss followed with a solo shot one out later and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run eighth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Sunday night. Piscotty hit his 17th homer off setup man Hector Rondon (2-3), who entered with a 3-1 lead in his first appearance since Aug. ...
Cubs' 11-game win streak ends, Grichuk slam propels Cards (08/14/16)
CHICAGO -- Following two stints in the minors this season, Randal Grichuk is back in the majors and eager to prove he belongs. Grichuk hit a grand slam that capped a six-run burst in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped the Cubs' 11-game winning streak, beating Chicago 8-4 Saturday...
Wainwright, Cards get it all wrong against Cubs in 13-2 rout (08/14/16)
CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals have hit rock bottom in their topsy-turvy season. Or at least they hope so. Wainwright was pounded for seven runs in two innings in a 13-2 rout at the hands of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The Cardinals fell a season-high 14 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central, their largest deficit since the final month of the 2008 season...
Cardinals fall to Cubs in 11 innings on bases-loaded walk (08/12/16)
CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk from Zach Duke with two outs in the 11th inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday night for their 10th consecutive win. Pinch-hitters Willson Contreras and Jorge Soler led off with singles against the lefty Duke (2-1) and Dexter Fowler walked to load the bases with one out. Kris Bryant struck out before Rizzo took a 3-1 pitch inside to give the Cubs their longest winning streak since getting 12 straight in 2001...
Cardinals win finale of home stand, beat Reds 3-2 (08/11/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia is finally feeling like himself on the mound. "I'm a guy who goes after guys, and I got away from where I needed to be and I had some mechanical issues that I had to get rid of," Garcia said. "The last couple of games my defense has been great, and hopefully we can do that the rest of the way."...
Reyes dazzles in Cardinals' loss to Reds (08/10/16)
Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Alex Reyes lived up to the advance billing. His teammates did not. Reyes, the St. Louis Cardinals' highly touted prospect, made his debut pitching a perfect ninth inning as the Cardinals fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Tuesday night...
Wacha lands on disabled list with shoulder inflammation (08/10/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Michael Wacha on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, a day after his latest start, and purchased the contract of top prospect Alex Reyes from Class AAA Memphis. Reyes will pitch out of the bullpen. General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday another highly touted prospect, Luke Weaver, will likely make Wacha's scheduled start Saturday and a corresponding roster move would be made then...
Cardinals score five runs in ninth to beat Reds 5-4 (08/09/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Never has a 94 mile-per-hour fastball to the ribs felt so good for Yadier Molina as it did Monday night. Molina started and ended a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. He was hit by a pitch from Ross Ohlendorf with the bases loaded to drive home the winning run. Instead of wincing, Molina pumped his fist and slid into first base...
United States' Phelps again proves good as gold in 4x100 relay (08/07/16)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case. Time to make room for gold No. 19. With yet another dazzling performance, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history added to his staggering haul Sunday night in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, giving the United States a lead it never relinquished...
Slumping Cardinals drop weekend series at home to MLB's worst team (08/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Foltynewicz set the tone for the capper of the Atlanta Braves' feel-good weekend. The right-hander worked six strong innings, Nick Markakis and Erick Aybar had two RBIs apiece and the Braves kept the St. Louis Cardinals down at home with a 6-3 victory on Sunday...
Freeman, Garcia shots boost Braves past Cardinals (08/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia had three-run home runs and the Atlanta Braves got enough from Roberto Hernandez in his first start this season for a 13-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. The 35-year-old Hernandez (1-0), who previously pitched under the name Fausto Carmona, was the 14th starting pitcher used by the Braves this season, one off the franchise record in 1975. ...
Garcia shuts down Braves, has RBI single in Cards' 1-0 win (08/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia turned back the clock to his childhood Friday night. Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings and had an RBI single to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. "I think I did it a bunch of times in Little League," Garcia said of the dual production. "I think the only thing that would have made it better would be to hit a home run for the only run."...
Former Rams great Pace to be enshrined in Hall of Fame (08/05/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Orlando Pace accomplished what he set out to do, becoming one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. At 6-foot-7, he had the wingspan to ward off pass rushers, at 325 pounds he had the bulk for the power game, plus he was amazingly light on his feet...
Starting pitching encounters more trouble in Cards' 7-0 loss to Reds (08/05/16)
CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals haven't been able to put everything together this season. An injury-depleted offense, an erratic defense and an unreliable bullpen cost them games. The most dependable part of the team has let them down lately. Mike Leake gave up seven runs in five-plus innings on Thursday as the Cincinnati Reds pulled away to a 7-0 victory and took two of three in the series. ...