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CHICAGO (AP) Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth.The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left field. Castro put his head down and hesitated to throw home, looking as if he thought the inning was over. Jon Jay scored from third base and the other runners advanced.Cubs manager Dale Sveum said something to Castro when he reached the dugout. Donnie Murphy switched from third base to shortstop to replace Castro in the sixth, and Cody Ransom came off the bench to play third.Kelly (4-3) hasn't lost since joining the Cardinals rotation on July 6. He allowed four hits, struck out six and walked three.A trio of St. Louis relievers combined to allow one hit. Both teams finished with five hits.The Cubs have lost 14 of their last 19 game. They have been shut out in five of their last seven at Wrigley Field.Molina homered off Travis Wood (7-10) for a 4-0 lead in the sixth after Matt Holliday was hit by a pitch. Molina's ninth homer was his first hit in eight at-bats since he came off the disabled list Thursday.Wood retired the first nine St. Louis batters. He gave up four runs and four hits in 5 13 innings.Carpenter hit a leadoff double in the fourth and scored on a double by Carlos Beltran for a 1-0 lead.The Cubs left the bases loaded in the third. Darwin Barney and Wood singled and Junior Lake drew a one-out walk, but Anthony Rizzo struck out and Nate Schierholtz grounded out.NOTES: The Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis before the game. He is 2-4 with a 5.35 ERA in seven starts. LHP Sam Freeman was optioned to Memphis after pitching four scoreless innings Friday against the Cubs. ... Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic, on the 15-day disabled list since July 15 for a strained left hamstring, will report to Triple-A Iowa to continue rehab. ... Cubs RHP Scott Baker, on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery, will make his second rehab start Sunday with Single-A Dayton. ... Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson (7-12, 5.05 ERA) will face Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright (13-7, 2.71) Sunday in the series finale.
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Yadier Molina returned to the field on Thursday after sitting on the disabled list for 15 days while inflammation in his sprained right knee subsided, and according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, manager Mike Matheny will give him more rest than usual down the stretch. He hasn't been in the lineup since July 30th.
The Cardinals' plans for Molina is...
Joe Kelly has been the best starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals since the All-Star break. Including a brief stint back in the bullpen, Kelly has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since mid-June.
The table below is a breakdown of his statistics since June 14th:
Jun 14 to Aug 17
The Cardinals have won eight games (out of 23) since July 25. Joe Kelly has won three and started another Cardinals victory in that streak.
Yadier Molina has caught two games since coming of the disabled after suffering a right knee sprain. The Cardinals have won both. You may draw your own conclusions.
Kelly who has given up one or no runs in three of those four starts blanked...
While the St. Louis Cardinals were able to activate one catcher yesterday, they also lost another for a significant period to injury. St. Louis activated All-Star backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list, making room for him on the roster by placing Tony Cruz on the DL with a fractured forearm, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...
Chris Rusin – Chicago Cubs (2-2 / 3.06 ERA) vs. WSH (Dan Haren) & @SD (Andrew Cashner) Chris Rusin picked up his second win of the season two starts ago when he pitched six scoreless innings while striking out five Cardinals. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Rusin has given up only eight runs over his five starts and two or fewer in four of those five starts since being called...
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was benched in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after giving up a run on a short fly ball with a delayed throw to home plate because he lost track of the number of outs.
With one out and runners on second and third, Cardinals batter Matt Carpenter hit a high popup to short left field. Castro tracked...
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum benched shortstop Starlin Castro for the above synaptic malfunction, wherein he lost track of the number of outs in the fifth inning. It allowed the Cardinals' John Jay to tag up at third and race home for a 2-0 St. Louis lead.
Castro has done this sort of thing before, so the benching is more of a well-earned thing than an overreaction to a not...
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo deserves hazard pay in the visitor’s dugout at Wrigley Field. Not only did he navigate the visitors dugout rail, but also managed to get his glove on TOP of the dugout to make the catch of a foul ball from the bat of Yadier Molina. Watch (courtesy of MLB.com):
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The most important takeaway from Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum’s mid-game benching of shortstop Starlin Castro isn’t how Castro reacted after the Cubs 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. It’s how Sveum reacted.
“He’s played in the big leagues long enough and we’ve had our discussions; it comes to that point and time where you have to cross that bridge...
Why? Because it seems like it's the thing to do with some people. Just throw out a name of some prospect who is doing well and say, for god knows why, that he should be with the Cubs in 2014. At least two idiots have suggested Kris Bryant open the 2014 season with the Cubs.
This idiotic idea was brought to you by them.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled from a game against St. Louis shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score a run.
The play came in the top of the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Castro was taken out to start the sixth.
The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Thursday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we briefly discussed the recently-ended home series win over the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Chicago Cubs have had their share of injuries in 2013. Many have returned to action, but some are still awaiting their chances to play again this year. Here is the latest update on four injured Cubs via MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat.
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It was a 2-5 night for the Baby Birds as State College and Johnson City won, while Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Young pitching prospects Alex Reyes (pictured) and Rob Kaminsky were solid in their starts.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
Memphis lost to Omaha 5-4 on Saturday. Jermaine Curtis has two of the...
CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta threw seven shutout innings and Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.Arrieta (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out seven for his first win with the Cubs.The hard-throwing right-hander was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in a July 2 trade.Before Friday, his only other day...