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Adam Wainwright bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings
with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead the St.
Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on
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ST. LOUIS -- So, Adam Wainwright, you think tipping pitches was your problem against the Reds?
Wainwright, with big grin: "You never can tell about those things."
Does that mean yes?
Still grinning: "I may have seen something."
"I may have."
Well, maybe he is hoping that tipping pitches was the problem. That at least would provide a plausible...
The Cardinals played their first September/October home game with first place at stake to the winner since 2001 when Houston and the Cardinals were fighting for the division lead on the last weekend of the season here with both winding up in the playoffs.
If it was to be the Cardinals’ biggest game of the season to date Saturday night before a sold-out house of 45110 at Busch Stadium...
Allen Craig drove himself to the ballpark Friday. And he seemed reasonably comfortable with a walking boot on his sprained left foot.
But the Cardinals’ top runs batted in man at 97 said there had been no timetable offered to him about his return. With only three weeks and change remaining in the regular season it would seem unlikely that Craig who was hurt in a freak spill Wednesday...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Talk about a wise investment.
Not long after the Cardinals sent down rookie right-hander Michael Wacha in mid-June, they gave him a couple of extended breaks. He ended up pitching 27 13 innings in a seven-week stretch through July. He wasn't injured or in need of time off. The Cardinals wanted to bank some innings for the stretch.
Well, the stretch has arrived...
The triple is becoming a less and less frequent appearance in St. Louis Cardinals games, and across Major League Baseball, for that matter.
With the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates facing off this past weekend, two of the National League leaders in the three-base hit were on the field. League leader Starling Marte of Pittsburgh has 10. After tripling on Friday night,...
The St. Louis Cardinals have ruled out Allen Craig for at least for the first round of the postseason.
Craig has been sidelined with a mid-foot sprain since early this month.
Friday's announcement was not a huge surprise given Craig has not made significant progress and is still in a protective boot. Craig's .459 average with runners in scoring position leads the majors...
The St. Louis Cardinals are finishing up the gauntlet of their schedule in this series, facing their central division foes, the Pirates. After this series, the Cards do not play a team who is currently in a playoff position. The Cardinals need to make hay in their final 19 games, 12 of which are at home.
With the new Major League Baseball playoff format, the incentive to win...
The St. Louis Cardinals have beaten up on the Pittsburgh Pirates to move back atop the NL Central.The Cardinals go for a three-game home sweep against the slumping Pirates, who will again try to secure their first winning season in 21 years Sunday.After taking Friday's opener 12-8, St. Louis (82-60) moved one-half game ahead of Pittsburgh (81-60) and into first place in the division...
The St. Louis Cardinals activated pitcher Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list.
The 35-year-old Westbrook went on the DL on Aug. 22 because of a lower back strain, and rejoined the roster Friday for a three-game series against NL Central-leading Pittsburgh.
The right-hander 7-8 with a 4.49 ERA in 19 games, all but one of them starts, and earned his 100th career victory...
Hot News for P Jake Westbrook
Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
The Cardinals outscored Pittsburgh 26-10 overall in taking the NL Central lead.
The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1 1/2-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season since 1992...
ST. LOUIS -- Forget about Pedro Alvarez being the Cardinals' nemesis. That was last year's news.
After pummeling St. Louis for seven homers, 23 RBIs and a .397 batting average in 2012, Alvarez has been limited to two homers, 10 RBIs and a .169 average in 2013.
Then how have the Pirates -- who have won 10 of 16 games between the NL Central's top two teams -- been able...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.The Cardinals outscored Pittsburgh 26-10 overall in taking the NL Central lead.The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1 12-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season...
The big news headed into the weekend?
The Pirates wouldn't have a losing season for the first time in over 20 years. By getting to 81 wins, they were assured to snap the streak. However, heading out of the weekend, they aren't guaranteed to have a winning season either.
Because they still have just 81 wins.
Like I've been saying all along, just get Allen...
The Cardinals who had been looking for a boost in the September stretch drive appear to have found him.
Righthanded rookie Michael Wacha the club’s top draft pick last year had had his innings count marshaled by the organization this year so he still would be strong for his first September as a professional.
How strong has Wacha been in September? The 22-year-old hasn’t allowed...