Cardinals drop second straight to Mariners
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...
Cards' Rosenthal surrenders walk-off HR to Mariners
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
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
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
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...
Cardinals swept by Rangers, go 0-5 on homestand
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
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
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...
Cardinals' Brandon Moss homering every 11 at-bats
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
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
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...
Holliday, Grichuk homer as Cardinals sweep Pirates
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...