Found June 15, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Mike Moustakas cut down Tyler Greene at the plate to end the game, capping a wild ninth inning and preserving the Kansas City Royals' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Greene reached on a two-out infield hit for his third single of the game, stole second and advanced on catcher Bryan Pena's wild throw. He tried to score on another off-line throw by second baseman Chris Getz, but third baseman Moustakas made a strong throw to nip Greene at home. The crazy finish came after Yadier Molina eased up on what he believed was an infield hit to start the St. Louis ninth. The catcher belatedly sped up after Alcides Escobar's diving stop, and the shortstop made a strong throw to first as Molina banged his helmet with his hands.

Controversial ending brings instant replay talk

ST. LOUIS A crazy ending to the Cardinals-Royals game Friday night at Busch Stadium had players in the home clubhouse lobbying for additional instant replay to be added to the game. The Cardinals lost 3-2 when Tyler Greene was called out at home plate to end the game after attempting to score the tying run on a pair of overthrows. But the call may not have been correct. Home plate...

St. Louis Cardinals’ pitching will determine team’s fate

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2012 season with a potent, yet aging, offense that was prone to injuries. That potential was realized as several key hitters hit the disabled list early in the season. However, the Cardinals pitching staff is still the biggest factor in the team’s success. When the Cardinals jumped out to a 3.5-game lead in the NL Central through April, their...

Cardinals sign 2nd-round draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals signed second-round pick Carson Kelly, a high school third baseman from Beaverton, Ore., who had been seriously considering a scholarship at the University of Oregon. A team official said Friday that the 17-year-old Kelly received a signing bonus well above the amount slotted for that spot in the draft. Kelly dropped to the second round due to signability...

Matheny ejected after overturned triple play

ST. LOUIS Cardinals rookie manager Mike Matheny was ejected for the second time this season when he argued an overturned triple play in the first inning of the home team's eventual 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. The controversy began when Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer lined a shot up the middle with runners at first and second and no outs in the top...

Carlos Beltran Reaches Elite Milestone

During the St. Louis Cardinals’ loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday night, Carlos Beltran pulled off what no other switch hitter ever has.But, really, the milestone has little to do with his bat.With a stolen base in the second inning (his seventh of the season), the outfielder became the first switch hitter in Major League history to accumulate 300 steals and 300 home runs...

Royals beat Brewers in wild finish

Royals manager Ned Yost and outfielder Jeff Francoeur both had been ejected long before the ninth inning of Thursday night's game against Milwaukee, so they had to settle for watching its dramatic conclusion on television. They both saw Brayan Pena deliver an RBI single to tie the game. Neither of them saw Jarrod Dyson cross home plate with the winning run. ''I don...

Freese leads Cardinals past White Sox

David Freese had a good session during batting practice before Thursday night's game. The work paid off when it counted. Freese homered, doubled and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. ''I had the best BP I've had in a while,'' Freese said. ''It's about trying not to do too much. Sometimes...

Father's Day carries special meaning to Splittorff family

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Paul Splittorff worked just about every Father's Day, a streak that put Cal Ripken to shame. If it happened to fall during a Royals home stand, "Splitt" liked to round up the family, take them to church, then circle back to the park. "I'll miss his grilling," recalls Jennifer Splittorff, the eldest daughter of the late Kansas City Royals...

Royals 4, Brewers 3

Brayan Pena drove in the tying run in the ninth inning, and Jarrod Dyson scored the winning run on a misguided cutoff throw across the infield, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The wild ninth inning began when Mitch Maier reached first base while striking out on a wild pitch against Brewers closer John Axford (1-3), who also...

Rotation, bullpen combine to pull Cardinals out of slump

After manager Mike Matheny challenged his team to play with the urgency that "the sky is falling," the St. Louis Cardinals put together a modest two-game winning streak. Their 1-0 and 5-3 victories over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, had a lot to do with starting pitching. Right-hander Lance Lynn worked 7 1/3 innings, fanning 12 on Wednesday...

Signs of Life

This week, the St. Louis Cardinals began to show what they are capable of again, at least from a pitching standpoint. But they are still a long way from right. The rotation of Adam Wainwright, Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Jake Westbrook, and Joe Kelly collectively had an ERA just a shade over 2.00 this week, allowing nine earned runs over 40 innings. Lynn had the best start of his young...

Six Players to Represent Naturals in Texas League All-Star Game

The Texas League All-Star game will take place at ONEOK Field in Tulsa on June 28. Six Northwest Arkansas Naturals have bee selected to represent the team. SP Justin Marks: 3-2 in 12 starts with a 3.38 ERA, 49 Ks in 61.1 innings with 30 walks. RP Patrick Keating: 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 21 appearances out of the bullpen, striking out 30 and walking 15 in 29.2 innings. SS/2B...

Freese leads Cardinals to winning Sox series

The St. Louis Cardinals took their interleague home series over the Chicago White Sox two games to one with a Thursday night win.

Worth Repeating?

Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals followed a long and winding path that led them to one of the greatest comebacks in Major League history and eventually a World Series victory. It was a bizarre year. It was plagued with injuries and upsets. More than anything, it was a season that could never be repeated. At least that’s what I thought at the beginning of this baseball season...

Carlos Beltran joins 300HRs / 300 steals club

Carlos Beltran joined Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Andre Dawson, Steve Finley, and Reggie Sanders in the 300 home runs /300 steals club last night. He's the first switch... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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