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Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright hadn’t won a game for nearly a month. But he still is tied for the National League in wins at 14 after a dominant seven-inning 11-strikeout performance against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Wainwright winless in four starts since July 21 was the staff ace he had been for much of the season raising his record to 14-7 and his mark at Wrigley Field to 6-0 in a 6-1 victory in the rubber game of the three-game series.
"That was as good as he’s been all season" said manager Mike Matheny. "His curveball was as sharp as we’ve seen it.
"He went through a little lull but today it looked like the normal Wainwright."
Jon Jay provided most of the offense driving in four runs including three on a home run off lefthander James Russell in the seventh inning. Russell had held lefthanded batters to a .181 average without a home run this year.
The lefthanded-hitting Jay had been hitting .198 against southpaws.
Matt Carpenter singled in...
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It was not too long ago that the mere mention of Jon Jay’s name sparked a conversation about every way that he could be replaced. But within the last few weeks, nobody has been more responsible for the turnaround of the Cardinals than him. And now, with the Cardinals back to a comfortable 20 games over .500 and firmly on the heels of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jay continues to be...
CHICAGO (AP) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and allowed one run through seven innings, and Jon Jay drove in four runs with a homer and double to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.Matt Carpenter singled in two runs in the third to help back Wainwright (14-7), who was in command and allowed just five hits and one walk after going 0-2 in his previous...
Yadier Molina returned to the field on Thursday after sitting on the disabled list for 15 days while inflammation in his sprained right knee subsided, and according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, manager Mike Matheny will give him more rest than usual down the stretch. He hasn't been in the lineup since July 30th.
The Cardinals' plans for Molina is...
The St. Louis Cardinals came away from Chicago with two victories in three games over the Chicago Cubs as the team now moves on to Milwaukee and another winnable series.
The Chicago series marked the debut of second baseman Kolten Wong, who finished without a hit in two starts. But despite the lack of success at the plate in his debut, Wong should still get a bulk of the playing...
Joe Kelly has been the best starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals since the All-Star break. Including a brief stint back in the bullpen, Kelly has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since mid-June.
The table below is a breakdown of his statistics since June 14th:
Jun 14 to Aug 17
Shelby Miller has baffled numerous opponents this year, but none more so than the Milwaukee Brewers.He'll aim for his third straight win over Milwaukee on Monday night as the St. Louis Cardinals continue their NL Central road trip.The Cardinals (71-52), one game back of Pittsburgh for first place, have had their way with the Brewers this year, winning all four meetings in Milwaukee...
MILWAUKEE -- Matt Carpenter hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning, putting the St. Louis Cardinals ahead during a four-run rally Monday night in an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cardinals got seven of their 16 hits in the big inning, capped by pinch-hitter David Freese's two-run double. St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Carlos Beltran and...
The Cardinals have won eight games (out of 23) since July 25. Joe Kelly has won three and started another Cardinals victory in that streak.
Yadier Molina has caught two games since coming of the disabled after suffering a right knee sprain. The Cardinals have won both. You may draw your own conclusions.
Kelly who has given up one or no runs in three of those four starts blanked...
Beginning on Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals will play a potentially season-defining stretch of 17 games in 18 days against other NL playoff contenders.
For now, they'll happily welcome a few more against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cardinals look to continue their dominance of the NL Central's cellar dwellers with a sixth straight victory at Miller Park on Tuesday night...
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth.
The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...
It wasn't that long ago that David Freese was playing the role of postseason hero for the St. Louis Cardinals. However, the team's recent promotion of top prospect Kolten Wong could be the first step toward trading Freese, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Rosenthal adds that, while Freese is in the midst of a down year, he could still appeal to teams this offseason...
It was a 2-5 night for the Baby Birds as State College and Johnson City won, while Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Young pitching prospects Alex Reyes (pictured) and Rob Kaminsky were solid in their starts.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
Memphis lost to Omaha 5-4 on Saturday. Jermaine Curtis has two of the...
It was a 2-5 night for the Baby Birds as State College and Johnson City won, while Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Young pitching prospects Alex Reyes (pictured) and Rob Kaminsky were solid in their starts. It is interesting to note that both Kaminsky and Reyes are native to New Jersey. Kaminsky from Englewood Cliffs and Reyes from Elizabeth...
Shelby Miller has baffled numerous opponents this year, but none more so than the Milwaukee Brewers.
He'll aim for his third straight win over Milwaukee on Monday night as the St. Louis Cardinals continue their NL Central road trip.
The Cardinals (71-52), one game back of Pittsburgh for first place, have had their way with the Brewers this year, winning all four meetings in...