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Rookie Shelby Miller allowed one hit in seven innings, a single by Norichika Aoki to open the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals had just enough to spoil Kyle Lohse's first start as a visitor since 2007 in a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
A near-sellout crowd of 42,528 bundled up in 44-degree chill for the second Stan Musial tribute of the opening homestand, featuring a harmonica giveaway and the unveiling of a memorial plaque attached to the iconic Musial statue outside Busch Stadium. Seven members of the Musial family threw simultaneous first pitches and Musial's No. 6 was cut into the outfield grass in center.
David Freese had an RBI single at the end of a three-hit flurry to open the second and Yadier Molina hit his second homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have allowed one run during a three-game winning streak.
Lohse, a 16-game winner whom the Cardinals did not attempt to re-sign, allowed two runs in seven innings while throwing 82 p...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Kyle Lohse has cut ties from his Cardinals days, spending a final night in his empty St. Louis home that's been sold before starting against his old team.
By last August, even though he was having a career year, he knew St. Louis had no interest in re-signing him. The Cardinals signed ace Adam Wainwright to a multiyear extension this spring.
"I just went...
MILWAUKEE -- Adjusting to the pitching at the big league level is a tremendous challenge when a player is getting four at-bats a day.
Now imagine how difficult it is for a young player to come up and get an at-bat pinch hitting here and maybe another one two days later. Just like anything in life, there's a better chance of success with continuous repetition.
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Alex Gonzalez left Friday's game against St. Louis after being hit on his left hand by a pitch.
X-rays on Gonzalez's hand were negative, and the Brewers announced he left the game with a left hand contusion. Gonzalez was hit by a 92-mph fastball from Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller in the second inning but stayed in the game before coming...
Kyle Lohse did all he could to make his return to St. Louis a success. Sharp, efficient and locked in, Lohse allowed just two runs in seven strong innings.
But Milwaukee's offense could manage just two hits, and the Brewers were shut down by Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller in a 2-0 loss at Busch Stadium, falling to 2-7 on the season.
Lohse - who got a standing ovation...
It seems like a day cannot go by without someone bringing up the possibility of a Oscar Taveras for Jurickson Profar trade. The latest coming from former GM Jim Bowden on ESPN Insider (subscription required), who labels it as a "challenge" trade--one that could define the GM's careers.
Of the face of it, the trade seems to make sense. Profar is generally consider...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright threw a four-hitter and drove in two runs with three hits, two in a seven-run sixth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight game with a 8-0 victory on Saturday.
Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo (0-1) endured yet another setback against his nemesis, falling to 1-10 with a 6.83 ERA against St. Louis after...
Last month, I wrote about Molina Records, a new endeavor owned by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. The fledgling record label now has its website up, molinarecords.com. The site includes an offer for a download of a song from its first launch, an upcoming disc from Venezuelan rapper Oma 206.
The site and artists have Twitter feeds which can be subscribed to via the website...
The St. Louis Cardinals have long bucked the trend of creating alternate third jerseys or uniforms. They have stayed away from the confusing mixing and matching of different uniform colors and hat combinations that teams like the Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and many others have employed during recent seasons. When it comes to uniforms, the Cardinals have stuck to tradition.
At least in previous losses there was somewhere to point the finger. Either the starting pitching wasn't good enough, the bullpen coughed up the lead or the offense just couldn't score runs.
Saturday afternoon all that has ailed the Milwaukee Brewers combined into a 8-0 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, dropping the Brewers to 2-8, their worst record through...
(AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are riding a winning streak on the strength of dominant starting pitching - and that's without their staff ace even taking the mound.
Adam Wainwright will try to help deliver a fourth straight victory for St. Louis on Saturday as he takes the ball against the struggling Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals (6-4) have seen their starters...
Some St. Louis Cardinals' fans like to keep up with former players whether they were liked or disliked during their time in the Gateway City.
Tyler Greene, the former Cardinals enigmatic first rounder, is a player that was not liked very well in St. Louis. He was enormously talented and had the skill set to be an explosive middle infielder. Unfortunately, he never performed...