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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners.Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.Miller (14-9) gave up one earned run and three hits in five innings. He became the first St. Louis rookie to reach 14 wins in a season since Dick Hughes won 16 in 1967.Molina's second-inning homer off Erasmo Ramirez (5-2) snapped an 0-for-15 skid. Molina scored three times and raised his batting average to .317.St. Louis got 19 hits after totaling just three runs on seven hits over the first two games of the series.The Cardinals batted around in the fourth and fifth, scoring four runs in each inning to hand Seattle its sixth loss in seven games.Matt Carpenter keyed the fourth-inning burst with a two-run, bases-loaded single. Daniel Descalso and Matt Holliday also had RBI hits in the inning.Holliday and Carpenter finished with three hits and two RBIs two apiece.Adams pushed the lead to 7-2 with his 14th homer to highlight the fifth.NOTES: The Cardinals open a seven-game road trip on Monday at Colorado. Lance Lynn (13-10, 4.23) will face Jorge De La Rosa (16-6, 3.49) in the first of a four-game set. ... Seattle continues its 10-game road trip with four games in Detroit. Joe Saunders (11-14, 5.18) takes on Rick Porcello (12-8, 4.56) in the opener. ... St. Louis INF Brock Peterson grounded out in the fifth inning to extend his skid to 0 for 14. ... St. Louis C Audry Perez made his debut in the eighth inning.
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Yadier Molina never got down during his recent rut. So the All-Star catcher wasn't about to celebrate after breaking out of the skid on Sunday.
Molina had a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Molina's second-inning homer off Erasmo Ramirez (5-2...
Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners.
Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.
Miller (14-9) gave...
It may seem implausible, but Jaime Garcia is still contemplating a return to the St Louis Cardinals after undergoing shoulder surgery in May. Chad Thornburg of MLB.com reports that the left-hander is using the Cardinals' battle to win the NL Central as motivation to return this September. Garcia spoke about how the division race is helping him to stay motivated during his rehab...
This is one of the most bizarre things I've seen happen on a baseball field. During Monday night's Cardinals-Rockies game, Michael Cuddyer fouled a ball off of the mask of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. The foul ball actually smashed Molina's mask so perfectly that a screw came loose from his mask and fell into the dirt. Check out the below screengrab, or fast forward...
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