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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Allen Craig hit a pair home runs, Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league high nine games and Kyle Lohse worked into the eighth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Matt Holliday had a homer and sacrifice fly and Jon Jay doubled and walked twice with a steal for the Cardinals, who punished a pitching staff that entered the game with a major league-worst 5.37 ERA.
Tyler Colvin and Wilin Rosario homered for the Rockies, who have dropped five of seven. Rosario homered for the third straight game, but Colorado pitchers totaled four wild pitches, eight walks and an error that allowed a run.
Beltran, an NL All-Star game starter picked to participate in the home run derby, leads the league with 63 RBIs. He has 15 RBIs during the streak.
Craig has 13 homers and 43 RBIs in 40 games in a season abbreviated by injury. He was awarded a bonus RBI single by Major League Baseball on Monday after review ...
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Those who believe the St. Louis Cardinals need to make a trade to give the club a second-half push see pitching as the primary need. A reader poll earlier this week labeled the team’s top priority requirement as left-handed relief (approximately 45% of the vote), a starting pitcher (30%), then right-handed bullpen help (15%).
This is the companion part to that first post. After...
ST. LOUIS Injured Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman has stepped up his rehab and hasn't ruled out a return when the Cardinals open play following the All-Star break next Friday in Cincinnati.
Berkman, who rejoined the club Monday after rehabbing his knee for several weeks in Houston, jogged in the outfield and took about 50 swings of soft toss. He plans to continue to amp...
Many St. Louis Cardinals fans had to be encouraged by the club’s consistent offensive output Monday night at Busch Stadium. The hitters battered Colorado pitching on the way to a 9-3 final score. The primary damage was inflicted during the fifth through eighth frames as the Cards crossed the plate each frame, scoring seven runs.
I have no idea if registering one big scoring inning...
The St. Louis Cardinals were dealt some devastating, yet not altogether shocking news yesterday, learning that starting pitcher Chris Carpenter will be out for the rest of the season. The Cardinals were hopeful that they may be getting back their ace within the next month or so, but Carpenter revealed that he has decided to undergo season ending surgery to alleviate...
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.
The 37-year-old Carpenter wants to continue pitching. He's been told the surgery to relieve compressed nerves in the shoulder could allow him to resume his career, although there are no guarantees.
ST. LOUIS Cardinals switch-hitting outfielder Carlos Beltran hasn't decided whether to hit left-handed or right-handed in next week's Home Run Derby in Kansas City.
He's just happy to be participating.
Already elected to start in the outfield for the National League, Beltran will cap off a memorable return to the city where he spent the first seven years of his career...
ST. LOUIS It's understandable for Allen Craig to fly under the radar while batting in a lineup that includes Matt Holliday, David Freese and All-Stars Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina and Rafael Furcal.
But had Craig not missed so many games due to injury earlier this season, he'd probably have better number than all of them.
Craig has quietly had a remarkable season for...
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter told the team that he might have season-ending surgery after a setback in coming back from nerve-related shoulder problems. The team shut down Carpenter's scheduled bullpen session Monday and there is no timetable for another one, a source told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Carpenter has thoracic outlet syndrome, a rare condition...
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse is among a half-dozen or so deserving pitchers who won't be in the All-Star Game. He never has been on an All-Star team, and he might never be on one. However, he is 8-2 with a 2.80 ERA after beating the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Monday. Lohse, working at least seven innings for a fifth straight game, gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings...
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo shoulder surgery and will be out the rest of the season, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Carpenter, who has finished among the top three in the Cy Young Award voting three times and won the award in 2005, has had nerve-related shoulder problems that flared up following his most recent bullpen session. The operation...
Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday.
Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for the first time since 1997.
Jason Motte got the last four outs for his 17th save in 21 chances to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Motte was...
A St. Louis Cardinals fan leaned over the short wall down the third base side and made a nice grab of a foul ball with his glove during the eighth inning of Monday night's game against the Colorado Rockies.
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The foul ball came off the bat of Rockies batter Jordan Pacheco and bounced once before the Cardinals fan snagged it. The fan...
ST. LOUIS David Freese could easily influence many of his 146,450 Twitter followers to help vote him to the All-Star Game in Kansas City next week if he wanted.
But Freese, who is one of five National League players competing for the final All-Star roster spot, plans to let his teammates do that for him.
Both Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso, who have a combined 90,000 followers on...
Congratulations to Yadier Molina, Rafael Furcal, Carlos Beltran and Lance Lynn for being named to the 2012 NL All-Star team. Here’s hoping that David Freese can get in on the last chance fan ballot and Matt Holliday is the one chosen to replace Matt Kemp, who is still battling injury. 6 All –Stars! That’s S-I-C-K.Unless you’re the Cardinals, and then 6 All-Stars is parlayed...
Its not just the St. Louis Cardinals who are headed to the 2012 Major League All-Star Game in Kansas City. The FOX Sports Midwest Girls could be as well.
Both Kayla and Aimee could go the Midsummer Classic and represent St. Louis, but they need you to help with their campaign. From now until July 5, head to their Facebook page or click on this link to cast your vote. All 20 of the...