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St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Wainwright earned his NL-leading 15th win with his fifth complete game and had a key sacrifice fly to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Matt Holliday's 432-foot home run off Kris Medlen (10-12) snapped a sixth-inning tie for St. Louis, which took the first two games of a four-game set against the NL East leaders.
Having already thrown 101 pitches, Wainwright was allowed to bat with the one out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning and hit a long sacrifice fly off Scott Downs for his third RBI of the season to make it 3-1. He then retired the side in order in the eighth.
Medlen singled to lead off the sixth and scored on Freddie Freeman's second hit of the game and retired 12 in a row at one point. But he allowed Holliday's 17th homer on a liner deep into the left field stands. He's lost his last two times out, including a relief appearance in a 15-inning game.
The Cardinals lost three in a row at Atla...
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ST. LOUIS -- Before Adam Wainwright was the St. Louis Cardinals' ace, he was a relatively unknown Atlanta Braves minor leaguer with a penchant for fantasy football.
The righty's career took off, as did the popularity of the online pastime. Somewhere along the way -- after Wainwright accumulated three teams in leagues with teammates and friends -- an idea popped into the...
The St. Louis Cardinals are playing much better than the last time they were in the midst of a series with the Atlanta Braves.
Looking to continue their surge, the Cardinals try for a fourth consecutive win to secure their first series victory over the Braves in two years Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis (75-53) scored three times while being swept at Atlanta from July...
ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Tyler Lyons will start Monday against the Reds, Carlos Martinez has returned from the minors to work out of the bullpen and Jake Westbrook has gone on the disabled list because of back stiffness.
Oh yeah, Edward Mujica says the soreness in his back right shoulder is better but not good enough for him to pitch Friday night when the Cardinals play host to...
ST. LOUIS -- No Mujica? No problem. Not for the Cardinals and their kiddie corps of fireballers.
With closer Edward Mujica unavailable because of tightness in the back of his shoulder, manager Mike Matheny turned to a trio of rookies to preserve six innings of strong work by starter Joe Kelly Thursday night.
Each of the youngsters handled their inning with no problems. Kevin...
Right-hander Jake Westbrook, who has struggled for several starts, is being placed on the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals because of a lower back strain.
The move, announced on Friday, is retroactive to Thursday.
Rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez was recalled from Triple-A Memphis and could take Westbrook's spot in the rotation.
In his last five starts, Westbrook...
ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves, who currently own a decisive lead in the National League East standings, will begin selling playoff tickets in anticipation of a possible berth in the NL Division Series round at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30.
According to the Braves, a pre-sale opportunity will be made available to fans who pre-register at www.braves.compostseason by Aug. 25, for an early chance...
Former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon was indicted on drug charges in Cherokee County, Georgia. Nixon was arrested in May during a traffic stop, when the police found crack cocaine and a pipe. Nixon was official arrested on “possession of cocaine and possession of a drug-related object.” That is the terminology the police used. He was released on a $11,800 bond a few...
With just seven games remaining against teams with records of .500 or better, the consensus has been the Braves had the easiest remaining schedule of any contender.
But now the National League East leaders are in the midst of those games vs. winning teams -- which come in consecutive fashion -- and it got off to a rough start as they fell to the Cardinals for the first time this...
Jason Heyward underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a fractured jaw he suffered when he was hit by a Jon Niese pitch in Wednesday's night game. Heyward had two metal plates inserted into his jaw and his recovery time could see him return to the lineup by late September.
As reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com, The Braves have not released a definitive timetable. The team...
Braves' well-payed second baseman Dan Uggla took batting practice yesterday and is expected to come off the disabled list in the middle of this coming week according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Uggla underwent LASIK surgery on August 16th to repair his blurred vision. He will likely play at least one Minor League rehab game early next week and then rejoin Atlanta's lineup...
With just one game remaining Sunday here in the season series between two almost certain playoff clubs each team has held serve.
The Atlanta Braves dispatched the Cardinals three straight games a month ago in Atlanta. The Cardinals have returned that favor by taking the first three games of this weekend’s series at Busch Stadium evening the count with a 6-2 win before a sellout...
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused 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 our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we focused on the current series with Atlanta as well as the 13 games that immediately follow with NL Central...
Lance Lynn and Mike Minor might be among the NL leaders in wins, but they're both seeking improvement.Success from Lynn could be just what the St. Louis Cardinals need to gain sole possession of the NL Central lead.Lynn attempts to avoid a fourth straight start without a win, while Minor attempts to rebound from the shortest outing of his career in Sunday's finale of this...
Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy is slated to meet with renowned – and infamous – surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday to have his
ailing throwing arm re-evaluated. In the meantime, the Braves have placed
Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Beachy and the Braves are hoping that his current ailment...