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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn won his 12th game with six spotless innings, and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered on consecutive pitches to put the finishing touches on the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-0 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
Jon Jay and Tony Cruz hit consecutive two-run doubles off Travis Wood (4-5) in the first for St. Louis, which outscored the Cubs 23-1 and outhit them 38-16 for their sweep over Chicago since June 3-5, 2011 in St. Louis. It's just their second series sweep overall at home, where they're 26-20.
Lynn (12-4) has allowed just one run in 19 innings his last three starts.
Fernando Salas and Marc Rzepczynski finished a combined five-hitter as the Cardinals earned consecutive shutouts for the first time since Oct. 1-2, 2010 against the Rockies.
The Cubs' 14-5 record entering the series was the best in the majors over that span. Aside from pitching woes with Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak ...
BEST OF MAXIM
An appropriate face by Matt Holliday for an appropriate fail. It would have been better if he actually face-planted, but the ball hitting him in the head after the fact is a nice consolation
General manager John Mozeliak says the St. Louis Cardinals will be buyers at the trade deadline despite a slow start to the second half of the season.
The World Series champions came into Saturday's game against the Cubs five games back in the NL Central. Mozeliak says they have payroll flexibility for the short and long term but indicates the team will most likely seek bullpen...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have started the second half of 2012 just 2-5, dropping key games to division rivals as they get ready for the pennant race that will ensue throughout August and September.
Sitting five games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in third place in the National League Central Division, the defending World Series...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Joe Kelly grew up in Southern California rooting for the Angels and hating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Losing to them hurt that much more.
"My family hated them. They still do," Kelly said after the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 loss on Monday night. "I put too much pressure on myself out there.
"Maybe it got to me."
Kelly (1-3), a rookie...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ sputtering offense scored early against Chicago on Friday night at Busch Stadium and Kyle Lohse did the rest.
As an appetizer to Sunday’s Hall of Fame inductions, the three greatest living St. Louis Cardinals managers will be recognized in Cooperstown on Saturday.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa during the Awards Presentation at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 21 at Doubleday Field. The three managers guided...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him -- and then some -- by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86...
Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him - and then some - by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86-year-old franchise record...
ST. LOUIS Lance Berkman jogged from the right-field foul line shortly before first pitch, his comeback complete but the recovery a process in this trying, telling season for him.
He swung his arms in a circular motion on the walk back from center field, reached the line and jogged in the opposite direction again. This routine continued for a few moments, all while Busch Stadium...
ST. LOUIS If the St. Louis Cardinals miss out on the playoffs and look back later at where things might have gone wrong, not taking advantage of some stellar starting pitching the past month may be near the top of the list.
The Cardinals got another quality start from rookie Joe Kelly Monday, his sixth straight quality outing and the seventh straight such start from the team. But...
Matt Garza has looked like an All-Star at home but is quite vulnerable on the road.
His outings at Busch Stadium have been no exception to that rule.
Matt Holliday and the Cardinals, who are heating up in St. Louis, look to add to Garza's road woes Saturday night in what could be one of his last starts with the Chicago Cubs.
After coming out of the All-Star break with a 1...