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Cardinals drop second straight to Mariners (06/26/16)
Associated Press SEATTLE -- Dae-Ho Lee drove in two runs and Leonys Martin had three hits to help Nathan Karns get his first win in almost a month as the Seattle Mariners beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday night. Karns (6-2) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings for his first victory since May 30, and Steve Cishek got the last three outs for his 17th save of the season...
Blues send goalie Elliott to Flames for draft choice (06/25/16)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Calgary Flames addressed their biggest need entering the NHL draft weekend by acquiring goalie Brian Elliott in a trade with the St. Louis Blues for their second-round pick this season. Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Thursday he was intent on landing a goalie. But he didn't necessarily think the team was close to a deal...
Cards' Rosenthal surrenders walk-off HR to Mariners (06/25/16)
SEATTLE -- Adam Lind provided the clutch hit that escaped the Seattle Mariners during their six-game losing streak. It came in game-winning fashion. Lind hit a winning three-run home run in the ninth inning off St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal to give the Mariners a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night...
Cardinals beat Arrieta, Cubs 7-2 to complete 3-game sweep (06/23/16)
CHICAGO -- When the St. Louis Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field for a three-game series, manager Mike Matheny shook off questions about their 12 1/2-game deficit to the surging Cubs by insisting he avoids looking at the standings. "It's just not allowing me to fall into the trap, the trap of either being content or being overwhelmed," Matheny said...
Cardinals defeat Cubs for second straight day at Wrigley (06/22/16)
CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright called the most recent homestand a reality check for St. Louis. He's not quite ready to call this a turning point for the Cardinals. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday homered to back Wainwright, and St. Louis beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday night...
Molina helps Rosenthal secure save against Cubs (06/21/16)
CHICAGO -- Trevor Rosenthal was in deep trouble when Yadier Molina came up with a huge play -- for the closer and the St. Louis Cardinals. Molina cut down rookie Albert Almora Jr. trying to take third on a ball in the dirt in the ninth, and Rosenthal held on for the save as St. Louis stopped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night...
James, Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7 (06/20/16)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago...
Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title (06/20/16)
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed him to escape deep rough, the kind of breaks that usually go to major champions...
Cardinals swept by Rangers, go 0-5 on homestand (06/20/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Manager Mike Matheny had a simple explanation about why the Cardinals got swept by the Texas Rangers -- St. Louis' fifth straight home loss. Jurickson Profar hit a two-run, bases-loaded pinch-hit single in the eighth, lifting the Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday...
Cardinals blow late lead vs. Rangers to lose 4th straight (06/19/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The Texas Rangers had to rally late, and their reward was a place in the franchise record books. Ian Desmond had a sacrifice fly to cap a ninth-inning rally and the Rangers overcame a late three-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Saturday and win a team-record ninth consecutive series...
Wacha drops 7th straight, Rangers beat Cardinals 1-0 (06/19/16)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha can't buy a break. Wacha lost a career-high seventh straight decision, despite throwing one of his best games of the season as the Cardinals fell to the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Friday night. Wacha (2-7) allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings. Rougned Odor drove Wacha's lone mistake 433 feet to straightaway center for the game's only run in the fifth...
Blues re-sign forward Dmitrij Jaskin to 2-year deal (06/17/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Dmitrij Jaskin to a two-year contract. The 23-year-old Jaskin had four goals and nine assists in 65 regular season games and in six playoff games had a goal and assist. Born in Russia, he was named to the Czech Republic roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey...
Cardinals' Brandon Moss homering every 11 at-bats (06/17/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Firefighting's loss is the St. Louis Cardinals' gain. Back in 2012, Brandon Moss seriously pondered a career change because he was stuck in the minors. Finally healthy from hip surgery that robbed him of much of his power, he's become one of the top long-ball threats in the majors with a homer every 11 at-bats...
Springer homer boosts Astros past Cardinals 4-1 (06/16/16)
ST. LOUIS -- George Springer hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros completed a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night. Tony Sipp (1-2) got the last out of the seventh in relief of Collin McHugh, Carlos Correa's two-run single off Trevor Rosenthal made it a three-run lead in the ninth and Will Harris finished for his fifth save in as many chances...
Fister leads Astros past Cardinals with arm, bat (06/15/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The Houston Astros have won nine straight with Doug Fister on the mound. The right-hander did more than his part in this one. Fister pitched effectively into the eighth inning and gave his team breathing room with a two-run single in the seventh in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
Blues hire ex-Wild coach Yeo as eventual Hitchcock successor (06/14/16)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have hired Mike Yeo as the successor-in-waiting for head coach Ken Hitchcock, who has declared that next season will be his last behind the bench before retiring. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday that Yeo will be an associate coach for one year under Hitchcock and take over the team for the 2017-18 season. ...
Penguins beat Sharks 3-1 for 4th Stanley Cup title (06/13/16)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup. Crosby set up Kris Letang's go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 of the final Sunday night...
Holliday, Grichuk homer as Cardinals sweep Pirates (06/13/16)
PITTSBURGH -- Several players who have given the Pirates trouble for years helped the St. Louis Cardinals finish a rare sweep in Pittsburgh. Mike Leake pitched seven effective innings, Matt Holliday homered and the Cardinals cruised to an 8-3 victory Sunday...
Martinez pitches Cardinals past Pirates (06/11/16)
PITTSBURGH -- Carlos Martinez came within two outs of his first career complete game and wasn't upset after falling short. If he keeps throwing like he did Saturday night, he'll finish nine innings eventually. Martinez notched his third consecutive win and Matt Holliday had a three-run homer among his three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1...
Cardinals reach new high-water mark for season with win over Reds (06/10/16)
CINCINNATI -- A little vintage Adam Wainwright and another booed hit by Yadier Molina have the St. Louis Cardinals headed up. Wainwright allowed only two hits over six innings, and Molina's bases-loaded single snapped a tie in the eighth on Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 and yet another series win in their lopsided NL Central rivalry...
Moss homers twice, Cardinals roll over Reds 12-7 (06/09/16)
CINCINNATI -- Brandon Moss homered in consecutive at-bats, Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta added three-run drives and the St. Louis Cardinals rolled over the Cincinnati Reds 12-7 Wednesday night. Moss broke a 4-4, fifth-inning with a two-run drive into the right-field seats, then liner a solo homer that barely cleared the right-field wall in the seventh for his eighth career multihomer game...
Reds' Votto beats Cardinals with walk-off HR (06/08/16)
CINCINNATI -- A clever slide into third base got overturned on review, and the St. Louis Cardinals' big comeback came up just short. Joey Votto homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-6 victory after they blew a five-run lead for the second straight game...
Cardinals reshape infield around surprising rookie Diaz (06/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Two injuries in spring training gave Aledmys Diaz an opening. Now, the St. Louis Cardinals have a rookie of the year candidate at shortstop, a player so productive that when Jhonny Peralta returns today it will be at third base. The change for the three-time defending NL Central champions, manager Mike Matheny said, has been "radical."...
Cards overtake Giants, win 6-3 (06/06/16)
ST. LOUIS -- For the second straight day, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied against the hottest team in the majors. Aledmys Diaz, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina each had an RBI during a four-run sixth inning and the Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Sunday night...
Diaz touches off home run barrage, Cardinals beat Giants (06/05/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Aledmys Diaz lined a tying, three-run shot off the foul pole in the fifth inning, one of four homers in a span of nine at-bats against Jeff Samardzija, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Saturday night...