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Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers' 15-game road winning streak with a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Joe Kelly pitched into the sixth inning, outperforming Clayton Kershaw and helping St. Louis to its fourth victory in the last six games. Tony Cruz added an RBI single.
The Dodgers' road winning streak was a franchise record. Their previous loss away from Chavez Ravine was a 4-2 decision at San Francisco on July 6.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a one-out RBI single off Kelly (3-3) in the sixth, but that was it for Los Angeles against the right-hander. He left with runners on first and second and the Cardinals nursing a 2-1 lead.
Andre Ethier singled against Randy Choate, loading the bases, but Seth Maness got A.J. Ellis to bounce into an inning-ending double play.
The Cardinals then grabbed control in the eighth. Beltran hit his team-high 20th homer off Brandon League for a 3-1 lead. Matt Holliday...
BEST OF MAXIM
The St. Louis Cardinals will have a difficult decision to make during the winter of 2013. Although their focus is currently on making the post-season, as is should be, the Redbirds will have to contemplate the pros and cons of resigning some key free agents. Carlos Beltran, Chris Carpenter, and Rafael Furcal will all be free agents after the 2013 season has run its course. Beltran...
...and the present is pretty bright too.
While other teams (such as the Cubs) spend years rebuilding, the Cardinals have found success retooling each year, making them seemingly perennial contenders.
Part of that success comes from a farm system that keeps churning out major leaguers at a nice rate, while also supplementing that farm system with wise investments in free agents...
In Jake Westbrook's head it all made sense.
Fall on the sword, head to the bump a day early and even if you give up some runs.... well, you kept the Cardinals in a game where the starter was knocked out after 2 pitches. You cowboy'd up. You were a team player.
In Mike Matheny's head it all made sense.
Westbrook knows his body. Miller...
ST. LOUIS -- It's to the point where people in the press box just expect it.
And they're not the only ones.
"The other day we mentioned Maness to (Carlos) Beltran," Mike Matheny says. "He said, 'That's the ground ball guy, right?'"
"When he doesn't get a double play," Joe Kelly says, "We are like ..."
St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Chris Carpenter has been battling arm problems the last two seasons. Although he is continuing his rehab program, he had to shut down his second Minor League rehab start and his future is very much up in the air.
As reported by Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com,
"With the recent recurrence of numbness in his arm, Chris Carpenter
The St Louis Cardinals have called up pitching prospect Carlos Martinez to make a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Martinez had previously been used in the Cardinals bullpen this season.
In his pair of bullpen stays with the Cardinals, Martinez combined to allow 12 hits and seven earned runs in 11 1/3 innings.
The 21-year-old right-hander has posted a...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny changed his lineup several hours before game-time to get power-hitting Matt Adams on the card.
The revised lineup had Adams batting sixth and playing first base in his second start of the month and Allen Craig getting a night off Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers and right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Matheny said it was just a rest...
First and second. No outs. Down by 2.
Pretty good form. Pretty bad decision. The sacrifice was made by Carlos Beltran, he of 19 HRs, 19 2Bs and 3 3Bs in 2013. The runners moved over. And two batters later, the Cardinals had scored 1 run.
They wouldn't score again.
Wish I could tell you more about that 7th-inning sacrifice. But Matheny declined comment...
JUUUST A BIT OUTSIDE
YouTube Rapper Nelly disappointed his St. Lunatics Tuesday with a wild ceremonial first pitch at Busch Stadium before the Dodgers-Cardinals game. Cardinals third baseman David Freese was set up behind the plate and, according to Nelly, called for a pitch-out but never reacted to it. Nelly, or Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., was a standout high school baseball player in St. Louis. Judging...
The St. Louis cardinals have taken the phrase 'fun at the old ballpark' to a whole new galaxy -- a galaxy far, far away to be exact.
Busch Stadium was transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds on Wednesday night when the Cardinals battled the Dodgers.
Jeff RobersonAssociated Press
Fans were able to buy a special Star Wars Theme ticket and with the purchase received...
After St. Louis Cardinals stud rookie sensation Shelby Miller was struck by a line drive off the bat of Carl Crawford on the second pitch of Wednesday night’s game, Cardinals fans already dreaded the worst. Anytime I pitcher gets hit on the throwing elbow with a liner of that magnitude, it is not good.
Miller left the game and Cardinals fans immediately started searching the Memphis...
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers are starting a four-game set on Monday night at Busch Stadium and both teams comes into the set as two of the best teams in the National League thanks to two very stellar pitching staffs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are led at the front of their staff with two studs in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke and have a solid rookie in Hyun-Jin...
Carl Crawford line-drive double off Shelby Miller's right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter's night after just two pitches and the Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie's replacements, too, in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night.
Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best four hits and a walk...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Monday August 5th, 2013.
Games - 9
AL Games – 6
NL Games – 3
American League Games (6):
Detroit Tigers (64-45) @ Cleveland Indians (62-49) – 7:05 pm
Anibal Sanchez (9-7, 2.59) will begin a four game series for Detroit as they travel to the red hot Indians, who have won two straight. The Indians will try to slow Detroit...
The Baby Birds finish Monday with a 2-2 record. Palm Beach and Peoria win while Memphis and the GCL Cards lose. Springfield, State College, and Johnson City were all off on Monday.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
The Memphis Redbirds lost to Las Vegas 5-2 on Monday. Justin Christian had 2 hits and a run scored. The only RBI for the Redbirds went...