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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Heyward ended a 10-pitch at-bat with a bases-clearing double in third inning, helping the Atlanta Braves give rookie Lance Lynn his first loss and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Tommy Hanson (4-3) allowed one run in five innings with nine strikeouts and Martin Prado, Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla each had an RBI in a three-run seventh. The Braves had lost seven in a row in St. Louis before Friday and swept the Cardinals for the first time since Sept. 11-13, 2009, also in St. Louis.
Lynn (6-1) missed a chance to become the franchise's first pitcher to win his first seven starts of the season dating to 1920, according to STATS LLC.
Carlos Beltran homered for the sixth time in six games with his league-leading 13th of the season and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer off Cristhian Martinez in the ninth for his third hit of the game.
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ST. LOUIS It was an inning unlike any of the previous 908 thrown by Adam Wainwright in his career.
Highlighting his continued bumpy return after missing the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, the usually accurate Wainwright suffered one of the most unique and odd innings of his career Saturday night.
In the first inning of the Cardinals' eventual 7-2 loss to the...
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will be activated from the disabled list and will hit fifth when the Cardinals play the Braves on Mother's Day at Busch Stadium. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have played outstanding to start the season despite waiting for several players to return from nagging injuries.
Among those players is first...
The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis and released struggling lefty J.C. Romero.
The 23-year-old Sanchez was 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA in 14 appearances in the minors but did not allow a run in his last five outings. He didn't give up any runs in seven spring training games, with 14 strikeouts in eight innings.
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny thought it was odd when he realized he hadn't seen any of his players walk by his office before the start of their game against the Atlanta Braves Friday night.
Then he realized they had snuck out.
Hoping to catch their skipper at his own game, players hurried out a back door and onto the field in time for the national anthem. Because...
In a 30-minute ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa's No. 10 jersey on Friday night. More than two dozen people joined La Russa in the pregame celebration at Busch Stadium, where a No. 10 decal and silhouette of retired manager were unveiled on the left-center field wall, MLB.com reported. "Whenever you see 10 out there, it represents...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” Of course, Friday marked the ceremony to retire Tony La Russa’s number 10.
Cardinals followers in...
The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman off the 15-day disabled list, and he was batting fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.
Berkman had been sidelined since April 19 with a strained left calf aggravated chasing a pop fly. Outfielder Shane Robinson, batting .311 with a home run and five RBIs in 23 games, was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
According to the Cardinals' official Twitter account, they have unconditionally released left handed pitcher J.C. Romero. Right handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez has been re-activated and will be with the team tonight.
Romero, 35, went 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA, 3.4 HR/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 5.6 SO/9 in 8.0 innings with the Cardinals this season. He has a career record of 34-28 with a 4.15...
The St. Louis Cardinals retired Tony La Russa's No. 10 on Friday night, after La Russa led St. Louis to its 10th and 11th World Series titles.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brandon Beachy pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single, Michael Bourn added a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Saturday night.
Beachy (4-1) allowed only two singles and lowered his ERA to 1.60, fifth best in the NL. He struck out six and walked four.
Bourn went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs...
Hot News for RP Eduardo Sanchez
Hot News for OF Carlos Beltran
Now that the Reds’ series victory streak was snapped at the
hands of the Nationals over the weekend that just means that its time to start
a new one, right? Well, they will just have to wait on that, at least in the
traditional sense as they’re on the road for two games at Atlanta. It’s quick
and hopefully fun, just like this preview.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 9-7 on Friday night, ruining the Cardinals' celebration honoring former manager Tony La Russa.
Dan Uggla homered and Michael Bourn had three hits for the Braves. Craig Kimbrel gave up a hit but struck out two for his NL-leading 11th save in 12 chances.