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St. Louis Cardinals
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.
NL Central leader St. Louis lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh.
The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseball's worst record. They scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors.
The abundance of offense was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 starts. Luxuriating in a lead, he retired 11 in a row during one stretch.
Juan Pierre drove in two runs and had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, while Justin Ruggiano and Placido Polanco each had a two-RBI hit. The Marlins have won eight of the past 14 games, their best stretch this season.
Tyler Lyons (2-3), making his fifth major-league start, lost for the third time in a row after winning h...
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We're not even to July yet and the rumors are already flying around the Cardinals.
The latest involves Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
According to Nick Cafardo, the Phillies believe there are at least 3 teams--the Red Sox, Cardinals and Tigers--that may have some interest in their closer.
From a purely "win now" standpoint, Papelbon would make sense for the...
The Miami Marlins are simply just not a well run organization.The latest evidence of this comes from the team's refusal to grant Miguel Olivo's request for a release, in addition to blocking his ability to sign with another organization, as well.The 34-year-old catcher has played sparingly over the past several weeks as Jeff Mathis and Rob Brantly have handled most of...
Miami Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo left the team without permission and was placed on the restricted list, manager Mike Redmond said Saturday.
Olivo, who had seen little playing time recently as the Marlins' No. 3 catcher, departed Friday after batting practice and before the team's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
''I've never been involved in something...
Joe Schwartz of StlCupOfJoe.com shares his views on Kolten Wong and what the future might hold for him. Make sure you follow Schwartz at @StlCupofJoe on Twitter
In 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals finally addressed a long-term need at second base by taking Kolten Wong with the 22nd pick of the first round in the First Year Player Draft. Just two years later, he is on the verge of making...
Before yesterday's scheduled start against the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was making his way from the bullpen to the mound.
At some point, Fernandez spotted a stray bird in the outfield grass and decided to do a good deed by picking the bird up and carrying him to safety:
In regards to Fernandez night on the mound, it looks...
ST. LOUIS - With no fewer than 10 Cardinals ranked among the National League's top five in homers, runs, wins, ERA or other notable stats, the STL should be well represented at the All-Star Game July 16.
All but one of the Cardinals' candidates would have to make the team to break the franchise record of eight All-Stars, set by the 1943 club that went 105-49 before losing...
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez has been stretched out in the minors and Joe Kelly has shown he's always up to start. But if you think either will be starting in place of rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons Friday night, think again.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Monday afternoon did not talk as if Lyons, who has lost his past three starts while giving up 14 runs, is in danger of...
After a 3-3 homestand, the Miami Marlins head to the west coast for just the second time this season as they begin a seven-game trip in Arizona. Miami took two of three against the first place St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend and have won five of eight overall. The series victory over St. Louis [...]
The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday, and for the second time in 3 games, there was an altercation between one of the Cardinals’ affiliates. On Thursday, it was the Peoria Chiefs involved in a bench clearing incident and on Saturday it was the Memphis Redbirds involved. There were 8 total ejections in the game and pitchers Jorge Rondon and Mitchell Boggs were ejected for Memphis...
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In triple-A minor league baseball action Saturday, an ugly bench clearing brawl erupted between the Albuquerque Isotopes (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Memphis RedBirds (affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when RedBirds pitcher Maikel Cleto hit Isotopes batter Justin Sellers...
Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled Saturday, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when the St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Miami Marlins 13-7.
Swinging left-handed, Beltran hit his 15th home run in the second inning and tripled for the first time since May 2012 in the eighth. He hit another home run from the right side in the ninth - the 11th time...
After his 1-for-4 performance in the St. Louis Cardinals 13-7 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday, catcher Yadier Molina is now hitting a robust .352 on the season, which is currently tops in the National League.
In fact, only the mighty Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers has a better batting average in all of baseball. Anytime Miguel Cabrera is the only name in front of you...
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander shares his insights on jumping from Double-A to the majors.
As we near the halfway point in the 2013 Major League Baseball season, I thought we would look at the Rookie of the Year race. We last looked at the race in early May and there was some strong competition with the Cardinals’ Shelby Miller. That competition still exists and a new candidate has joined the fray, Yasiel Puig. Let’s take a look at who the top candidates are after...