Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4 (09/25 12:15 am)CHICAGO (AP) -- The surging St. Louis Cardinals emphatically matched a team record with their 14th straight win on Friday night, pounding the Chicago Cubs 12-4 in the second game of a doubleheader behind Tyler O'Neill's three-run homer and a pair of solo shots by Lars Nootbaar...
Surging Cards add right-handers Flaherty, Hudson (09/24 1:22 pm)CHICAGO (AP) -- The surging St. Louis Cardinals activated right-handers Jack Flaherty and Dakota Hudson before Friday's day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis is looking to extend its 12-game win streak as it closes in on an NL wild card...
Goldschmidt homers twice, Cards beat Brewers for 12th in row (09/23 7:14 pm)MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 Thursday and extend their longest winning streak in 39 years to 12 games. On a day Adam Wainwright faltered early, St. Louis trailed 5-0 before rallying with one run in the fifth, four in the seventh, two in the eighth and one in the ninth...
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright reaches 2,000 strikeouts (09/23 3:05 pm)MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Adam Wainwright joined Hall of Famer Bob Gibson as the only St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers with 2,000 strikeouts, fanning Milwaukee's Luis Urias in the fourth inning Thursday. The 40-year-old right-hander became the ninth active pitcher with 2,000. Gibson got his 2,000th strikeout when Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente was called out on July 13, 1969. Gibson, who died last October, finished with 3,117...
Cards win 11th in row, best streak since 2001; stall Brewers (09/22 11:06 pm)MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night. Goldschmidt also doubled, singled and scored four runs to help St. Louis stretch its best winning streak since an 11-game string in 2001...
Cards win 10th in row, beat Brewers to extend wild-card lead (09/22 1:15 am)MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes with the bases loaded for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its lead in the playoff chase by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night...
Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win (09/20 10:36 pm)MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win. The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first time since 2004 to solidify their grip on the second NL wild card. They remained three games ahead of Cincinnati for the final postseason spot, with San Diego four games back and Philadelphia 4 1/2 games behind...
Tatis botches popup, Cards beat Padres 8-7, win 8th straight (09/19 6:12 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado's bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak...
O'Neill's late homer rallies Cards past bickering Padres 3-2 (09/18 9:42 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tyler O'Neill hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Padres 3-2 Saturday night after San Diego stars Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. had a dugout dustup. The Cardinals pulled 2 1/2 games ahead of the Padres for the second and final NL wild card, with Cincinnati two games back and Philadelphia also in the picture...
Carlson homers twice, Mikolas gets first win in two years (09/17 11:41 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dylan Carlson homered twice, including a grand slam, to help Miles Mikolas win for the first time in two years as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Friday night. It was the Cardinals' sixth win in a row and extended their lead for the second wild card spot to 1 1/2 games over San Diego. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 and remain one game back of St. Louis...
Cardinals soar into playoff position behind ageless arms (09/16 5:45 am)NEW YORK (AP) -- On the morning of the trade deadline in late July, the St. Louis Cardinals were a .500 team sitting 7 1/2 games outside a playoff spot. Even with new slugger Nolan Arenado at third base, a season that began with big expectations appeared to be slipping away...
Cardinals power past Mets 11-4 for 3-game sweep (09/16 1:08 am)NEW YORK (AP) -- After a big night back home, Harrison Bader was munching happily on his postgame meal when it was time to field a few questions. "New York-style pizza is delicious," he said. "New York-style bagels, New York-style pizza, is just good for the soul."...
Cards hold off Mets 7-6 in 11 to move into playoff position (09/15 12:51 am)NEW YORK (AP) -- After more than 4 1/2 hours of back-and-forth baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals finally control their playoff fate again. Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging Cardinals climbed all the way back into postseason position Tuesday night with a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets...
Wainwright wins 5th straight as Cards deck Mets 7-0 (09/14 12:26 am)NEW YORK (AP) -- Adam Wainwright won his fifth straight start in a rare matchup of 40-year-old pitchers, and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the New York Mets 7-0 on Monday night. Paul Goldschmidt homered and had two RBIs for the surging Cardinals, who have won five of six. St. Louis is tied with San Diego at 74-69, a half-game behind Cincinnati for the second NL wild card...
Nolan Arenado homers again, Cardinals beat Reds 2-0 (09/12 4:51 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- J.A. Happ can finally get a good night of sleep. The St. Louis left-hander threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and Happ combined with four other hurlers on a five-hit shutout...
Nolan Arenado hits 30th homer, Cardinals beat Reds 6-4 (09/11 9:33 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs and Paul DeJong had a solo shot to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Saturday night. St. Louis has won three of four and gained a game on Cincinnati in the NL wild-card race. The Reds, who have lost four of six, started the day percentage points behind San Diego for the second spot...
Barrero, Reds score two in ninth, beat Cardinals 4-2 (09/10 10:51 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jose Barrero made the most of an unexpected start by doubling in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Friday night. The 23-year-old Barrero had two hits after he was recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier in the day to fill in for infielder Kyle Farmer, who was placed on the paternity list. Barrero was hitting .167 over 14 big league games prior to Friday...
O'Neill homers, Cards win 2-1 to salvage split with Dodgers (09/09 4:50 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tyler O'Neill hit a tiebreaking homer, Cardinals relievers combined for five scoreless innings, and St. Louis salvaged a split of its four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 2-1 win on Thursday. The Cardinals climbed within three games of the San Diego Padres for the final NL wild-card spot, while the Dodgers fell 2 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants...
Molina homers, Wainwright wins as Cards beat Dodgers 5-4 (09/08 10:52 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched into the ninth inning and Yadier Molina homered, helping the St. Louis Cardinals top the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Wednesday night. Led by Wainwright and Molina once again, St. Louis stopped a four-game slide. Tyler O'Neill also connected for the Cardinals, and Edmundo Sosa had an RBI single...
Pujols homers in return to St. Louis, Dodgers down Cards 7-2 (09/07 10:56 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols rewarded an adoring crowd by hitting a home run in his return to Busch Stadium, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers toward a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Justin Turner homered twice and Will Smith also homered for the playoff-contending Dodgers, who won for the sixth time in eight games. St. Louis has lost four in a row...
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July 11-13: Amateur draft, Denver.
July 13: All-Star Game, Denver.
Aug. 12: New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox at Dyersville, Iowa.
Aug. 22: Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland at Williamsport, Pa.
Sept. 8: Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Dec. 1: Collective bargaining agreement expires, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Dec. 6-9: Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 8: Winter meeting draft, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 15: International amateur signing period closes.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -- Exercised the 2022 option on GM Torey Louvillo's contract.
CHICAGO CUBS -- Placed C Robinson Chirinos on the 10-day IL, retraoctive to Sept. 23. Recalled OF Greg Deichmann from Iowa (Triple-A East). Selected the contract of RHP Jason Adam from Iowa and agreed to terms on a major league contract.
CINCINNATI REDS -- Sent RHP R.J. Alaniz outright to Louisville (Triple-A East).
COLORADO ROCKIES -- Reinstated RHP Peter Lambert from the 60-day IL. Transferred INF/OF Connor Joe from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. Optioned OF Ryan Vilade to Albuquerque (Triple-A West).
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Reinstated RHP Dakota Hudson from the 60-day IL. Optioned LHP Brandon Waddell to Memphis (Triple-A East). Reinstated RHP Jack Flaherty from the 10-day IL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Placed C Austin Nola on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sept. 22. Recalled C Webster Rivas from El Paso (Triple-A West).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Placed LHP Dillon Peters on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Miguel Yajure from Indianapolis (Triple-A East).
** Minor League Baseball
** Atlantic League
LONG ISLAND DUCKS -- Reinstated RHP Scott Harkin to the active list. Placed LHP Darin Downs on the inactive list.
** National Basketball Association
DETROIT PISTONS -- Signed C Luka Garza. Converted the contract of F Jamarko Pickett to a two-way contract.
HOUSTON ROCKETS -- Waived F Matt Hurt.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -- Waived G Carsen Edwards and C Daniel Oturu.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS -- Waived F Mamadi Diakite.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -- Signed C Charles Bassey.
PHOENIX SUNS -- Named Michael Ruffin assistant coach and Jamal Gross and Corey Vinson player development coaches/video coordinators.
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