Posted May 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
Matt Carpenter drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and Pete Kozma hit a three-run double against Clayton Kershaw, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of their series. The Cardinals improved the major league's best record to 32-17 and increased their NL Central lead over Cincinnati to 1 1/2 games. Kozma led off the seventh with a bloop double off the glove of shortstop Dee Gordon as he dived for the ball in short center field. One out later, Carpenter grounded a single off the glove of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Kozma to score. Pinch-hitter Matt Adams added an RBI single in the ninth. Seth Maness (4-1) got credit for the victory in relief of starter Shelby Miller despite retiring only two of the six batters he faced.

Injuries have Cardinals shifting focus from bullpen to rotation

After spending over a month trying to sort out their bullpen, the Cardinals now face new problems with a starting rotation that has been beset by injuries. The bullpen issues stemmed from an season-ending injury to closer Jason Motte, which caused bullpen roles to shift--a shift that some, like Mitchell Boggs, were not ready for.   The Cardinals solved their problems by shifting...

Cardinals place John Gast on DL

credit: getty images The injuries to the rotation of the St. Louis Cardinals continued on Saturday night. On Sunday the team placed left hander John Gast on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left shoulder. Gast lasted only one inning in his start against the Dodgers due to tightness in the shoulder. It is currently unclear the extent of the injury but is not good news for a Cardinals...

Adam Wainwright becomes even more important as St. Louis Cardinals injuries mount

Right-handed starter Adam Wainwright has been a leader on the St. Louis Cardinals staff for years as he became co-ace of the pitching rotation with Chris Carpenter, but the team needs Wainwright’s leadership now more than at any other time in his career. Wainwright, 31, is now the lone veteran in the Cardinals rotation after 35-year-old right-hander Jake Westbrook went on the...

St. Louis Cardinals: Weekly farm system report – May 27 edition

Every Monday, John Nagel of will provide with a St. Louis Cardinals Weekly Farm report. This will name a player and pitcher of the week in the Cardinals’ farm system and will also run through each team and talk about players who have had good weeks, bad weeks, and also player movement.  Week 3 covers games from May 20th to May 26th ...

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Gordon headed to minors; Beckett to have MRI on hand

LOS ANGELES When it came time for the Dodgers to make a roster move in order to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. from the disabled list Monday, it was shortstop Dee Gordon who lost out. Gordon, hitting just .175 in 19 games, was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque when the team activated Hairston, who had been out since May 6 because of a left groin strain. Manager Don Mattingly said...

Dodgers rumors: LA mulling Andre Ethier trade

With the way the Los Angeles Dodgers have started the season and his recent incident with manager Don Mattingly, there has been speculation that outfielder Andre Ethier may be available. While Los Angeles could eventually decide to trade Ethier, they will only do so when they determine he can no longer be an effective player for them, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. ...

Shelby Miller faces Clayton Kershaw in a marquee pitching match up

The St. Louis Cardinals look to win their seventh straight series as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers today at 3:00 CT. The rubber game of this series features a marquee pitching match up as Shelby Miller (5-3, 1.34) takes on Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 1.35). Miller and Kershaw are are the top starting pitchers in the National League as Kershaw is atop the NL in ERA and Miller sits...

Gonzalez leads Dodgers past Angels

Jerry Hairston Jr.'s RBI single scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Adrian Gonzalez went 4 for 4 and scored four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 8-7 Monday night in the Freeway Series opener. The Angels' season-high eight-game winning streak ended after they blew a five-run lead in the first of two games at Dodger Stadium before the...

Cardinals-Royals Preview

There could be an opportunity for Tyler Lyons to make a case for a permanent place in the St. Louis Cardinals' injury-plagued rotation. Lyons had a solid debut in his last outing and will face a Kansas City Royals team that is one defeat shy of a franchise-record home losing streak entering Tuesday night's contest. St. Louis (33-17) has lost Jaime Garcia for the year, and...

Gonzalez, Dodgers defeat Cardinals

Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated St. Louis 5-3 on Saturday to snap the Cardinals' three-game winning streak. The last-place Dodgers, who had lost five of seven, blew a two-run lead before Ellis' two-out hit off Seth Maness (3-1) scored Carl Crawford from first base...

Sandy Smiles, I Smile.

1959 Topps is a set with a beautiful design and a number of significant Dodgers within its confines. One such Dodger that needs no introduction is Sandy Koufax. I don't have a ton of vintage Koufax but when a card becomes available and can be had for a reasonable price, I can't help myself.The above, as you have most likely already guessed, became available and didn't...

Preview: Cardinals look to take rubber match from Dodgers

(AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a bad spot in the NL West standings, but at least they're putting themselves in position to win series. Giving the ball to ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday could help the host Dodgers win another one as the NL-leading St. Louis Cardinals try to stay undefeated in their last eight series. When the season started, looking up at the rest of...
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