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CHICAGO Lance Berkman doesn't believe the Atlanta Braves choked last year, coughing up a huge Wild Card lead in September to let the Cardinals sneak into the playoffs on the final day of the season.
The 14-year veteran instead thinks the Cardinals simply proved they were the better team over a full 162-game, six-month season. And with the Cardinals underachieving for much of the 2012 campaign to date, he thinks things could even out and happen again this year.
Berkman was one of five different Cardinals to hit a home run Friday in their 9-6 win at Wrigley Field, giving the visitors a four-game winning streak and seven victories in their past eight games.
Following a rough 1-5 road trip to start the second half of the season, the Cardinals have begun to turn things around. They improved their record to 54-46 and are eight games over .500 for the first time since they were 20-12 after a loss on May 11.
"It's a long season and that's why we keep preaching talent,...
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CHICAGO -- Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran was out of the lineup for a second straight day Friday as manager Mike Matheny tries to get him going at the plate.
Beltran, who is hitting just .197 in July, has not started in four of the 14 games since the All-Star break.
"When I saw him two days ago, he was really fighting and I knew that one day probably wasn't going...
CHICAGO With Tuesday's trade deadline fast approaching, the St. Louis Cardinals must decide whether or not upgrades are needed to either their starting rotation or bullpen. Or both.
And for rookie starter Joe Kelly, he finds himself right in the middle of it.
If the Cardinals acquire a starter, the former college closer could be moved back to the bullpen to make way for the...
About this time last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were in dire need of pitching help. Adam Wainwright was out for the year, Jake Westbrook was struggling, and the bullpen was like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates.
Once again, this season, the Cards need some reinforcements for their pitching staff. Chris Carpenter is out for the year, Jaime Garcia is out until mid-August (best...
ST. LOUIS -- Now that's more like it.
A tough road trip in the rear-view mirror, the surging St. Louis Cardinals completed an impressive homestand Thursday afternoon with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cardinals followed up a depressing 1-5 road trip with a 6-1 week at Busch Stadium that featured a three-game sweep of the rival Chicago Cubs and three wins...
St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield as his club chases the Texas League title.
CHICAGO -- The Oakland Athletics felt enough of Brian Fuentes that they decided they'd rather pay him the remaining portion of his 5 million salary to pitch for someone else.
And the Cardinals hope to take full advantage of it.
Looking to repair a struggling bullpen, the Cardinals took a chance on the veteran left-hander and added him to the big league roster on Wednesday following...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We reviewed Friday’s win as the Cardinals continue in Chicago over the weekend.
Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again...
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CHICAGO (AP) -- St. Louis rookie Joe Kelly is piling up plenty of positive impressions, just not a lot of wins.
Kelly wound up on the losing end again Saturday after pinch hitter Reed Johnson drove in the go-ahead with a bunt single in the seventh inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 victory and ending the Cardinals' four-game winning streak.
Despite the loss, Kelly (1-4)...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cards almost had five of a kind.
Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Lance Berkman started a power show by the St. Louis Cardinals, who became the first team in eight years to hit a home run in each of the first five innings and went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 Friday.
Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig also connected off Travis Wood (4-6), whose five homers allowed...
The St. Louis Cardinals won the third of four against LA for their third victory in nine extra-inning games this season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their second straight game since acquiring Hanley Ramirez, 7-4 to St. Louis on Thursday as David Freese and Matt Carpenter each had three of the Cardinals' season-high 18 hits.
Obtained a day earlier from Miami, Ramiez started at third base and batted fifth for the second straight game. He had an infield hit, two walks and a steal...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thus far, Hanley Ramirez hasn't helped the Los Angeles Dodgers gain any wins.
St. Louis had a season-high 18 hits, including three apiece from David Freese and Matt Carpenter, and beat the Dodgers for the second straight game since the Ramirez trade, 7-4 Thursday.
"He definitely makes their lineup that much tougher," Jake Westbrook said. "So...