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Friday marks the return of the St. Louis Cardinals (68-56) to Great American Ball Park as they square off for a weekend clash against the NL Central-leading Reds (77-49).
The red-hot Reds enter the series a season-high 28 games over .500 and owners of the best record in MLB (30-11) since the All-Star Break. Meanwhile, the second-place Cardinals are coming off a sweep of the Astros and are hoping to gain some ground in the standings.
Will the Cardinals embark on another one of their miraculous late-season runs this weekend, or will Dusty Baker's team deliver a virtual knockout blow to the defending champs' division title hopes? We will know by Sunday evening.
Here are 10 facts about the series against the Redbirds:
1. It's a classic 3-game, weekend set with start times of 7:10et (Friday), 4:05et (Saturday), and 1:10 et (Sunday).
2. Here are the probable pitching match-ups:
Fri - CIN Mat Latos (10-3, 3.56) vs STL Lance Lynn (13-5, 3.73)
Sat - CIN Mi...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo The St. Louis Cardinals optioned left-handed pitcher Barrett Browning to Memphis (AAA) following yesterdays game and announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Dickson from Memphis. Dickson will be in uniform (65) for tonights series opener in Cincinnati.
Dickson, 27, made two relief appearances for the...
Former Astros slugger Lance Berkman has been on record with his displeasure with Houston's move to the American League next season. He added another item to his list of what's wrong with the Astros: the changes in the outfield at Minute Maid Park. "I hate the move to the American League and I hate what they're doing to the outfield," the former Astro said...
St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield.
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Joe Kelly relieved Lance Lynn and Allen Craig hit a game-tying three-run homer Friday night as the Cardinals roared back with six in the sixth to defeat the Reds in game one of their big weekend series.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to earn his seventh consecutive win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Lohse (13-2) gave up two runs and retired his last 14 batters while improving to 7-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 12 starts since he dropped a 3-2 decision against Kansas City on June 15.
The Cardinals have won...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese's three-run homer snapped the Cardinals' seven-game longball drought and St. Louis beat the Houston Astros 13-5 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
Freese and Matt Holliday each had four RBIs and Allen Craig had three hits and three RBIs. The Cardinals shrugged aside a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit and sent Houston to its seventh straight...
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten tired of waiting for starting pitcher Lance Lynn to turn things around. The team removed Lynn from the starting rotation today after lasting only two innings last night. They’ve decided he’ll pitch out of the bullpen, his role in 2011. Based on his performance over the last couple months I can’t say I blame them for the move.
The St. Louis Cardinals are known around the league by many as having one of the classiest franchises and fans in all professional sports. They have a timeless tradition that includes many of the greatest players ever to step on the diamond. And now, they have been recognized for their traditional look on the field.
A recent ESPN poll has voted the Cardinals as sporting...
St. Louis native Tom Layne may not be wearing a St. Louis Cardinals jersey, but he is doing everything he can to help the Cardinals out this month while wearing a San Diego Padres uniform.
On Wednesday, Layne picked up his first Major League save in a 4-2 Padres victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the Cardinals now lead by a half game in the National League Central Division...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Allen Craig and Yadier Molina homered during a six-run sixth inning on Friday night, and the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals opened a defining road trip by beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 and moving six games back of the NL Central leaders.
The Cardinals' big comeback off Mat Latos (10-4) started a 10-day trip against the Reds, Pirates...
(AP) -- Coming off a successful homestand, the St. Louis Cardinals are full of confidence heading into a road trip against some of the best teams in the NL.
Looking for a fourth consecutive victory, the Cardinals' first stop comes Friday night in Cincinnati, where they'll try to avoid a fifth straight defeat to the Central-leading Reds.
St. Louis (68-56) scored 24 runs...