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Losing is always tough. Wasting four home runs in an 11-8 setback to St. Louis felt particularly galling to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
The loss gave the visitors a three-game sweep in Kauffman Stadium just a week after KC took two out of three on the Cardinals turf.
''It's real disappointing any time you drop three straight,'' said Mike Moustakas, the second-year third baseman who hit two of the home runs and had three RBIs. ''We played good baseball today and battled back, but we just couldn't get there at the end.''
Carlos Beltran had a three-run home run and Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who had scored just eleven runs their three previous games but amassed 41 hits and 30 runs in routing the Royals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Starter Jonathan Sanchez and reliever Tim Collins (4-2) combined to give the Cardinals nine walks on Sunday. And while two of the walks were intentional, that ju...
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Long-time St .Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is gone, but several of his club’s key needs from 2011 have resurfaced this season. So might the method to address them.
La Russa had made public his frustration with the man who had previously been the organization’s top prospect. Of course, I am referring to outfielder Colby Rasmus.
After some rough times, Rasmus was sent...
There is something strange going on inside of Kauffman Stadium. The Royals haven’t played great baseball this year and the biggest concern coming into the season was starting pitching. Yet surprisingly, the Royals have been saved by their pitching staff recently and doomed by their lack of offense.
I am an avid listener of some local sports radio stations and I constantly hear...
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig married Marie LaMarca on November 12, 2012, just two weeks after the end of the World Series, proving that even Allen had no idea that the Cardinals would be playing in the Fall Classic. The couple met in high school at Macy’s and they are registered at Macy’s if you want to buy them a wedding gift.
REDBIRD: Allen Craig's...
Yadier Molina was kept out of the lineup on Saturday by manager Mike Matheny partly because of his relationship with the home plate umpire. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is tied for the league lead in games played among catchers. Molina and Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters each have caught 66 games this season.
Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.
La Russa retired after leading St. Louis to the World Series title last year. But Commissioner Bud Selig announced in January that La Russa would become the second retired manager to lead a team in the Midsummer Classic.
La Russa says he has spent...
The St. Louis Cardinals began their World Series title defense in impressive fashion, going 14-8 in April and leading the NL Central division by three games over the Cincinnati Reds. But then the season quickly took a turn for the worse as several key players got hurt and the Cardinals lost the division lead.
However, the Cardinals looked a lot more like the team of April this week...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lance Lynn had hoped Sunday's start against the Royals would be his first of two appearances at Kauffman Stadium in the next few weeks.
But after allowing a season-high six earned runs in 5 13 innings in the Cardinals' 11-6 win over the Royals on a steamy Midwest afternoon, Lynn might soon be able to make other plans for the upcoming All-Star break.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 in ten innings in a wild night in Miami. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Miami Marlins looked to be in complete control after the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen surrendered four ugly earned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a commanding 6-2 lead.
Then, things got really interesting, really quickly.
MIAMI (AP) -- Rafael Furcal and pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Kelly drove in runs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, who scored four runs in the top of the ninth, held on to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Heath Bell in the ninth to cap the four-run inning and tie the game at 6.
Matt Holliday and Allen Craig paced another big game for the St. Louis offense, and Adam Wainwright took advantage of the robust run support in the Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Holliday finished 4 for 5 and drove in a pair of runs, pushing his stat line against Kansas City to 13 for 22 with two homers and eight RBIs in five games this season...
An intro into future Baby Birds coverage. You can follow John Nagel on Twitter @stlbabybirds. - Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Before I give you my first article on the Baby Birds, I want
to give you a little background of myself and why minor league baseball
My name is John Nagel. I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis and have been a St. Louis Cardinals fan
The St. Louis Cardinals have added their ninth and tenth non-drafted free agents this month.
An edit is never a good way to start off an article, but what can you do? Sometimes you simply "F" up and have to own it.... In eager anticipation to attend a pre-release screening of the movie Magic Mike tonight, I had the article ready to go but forgot to publish it.
The "eager anticipation" mentioned previously, is what is referred to as sarcasm....
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nearly eight years to the day since he was traded out of town, outfielder Carlos Beltran returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time Friday.
And while the stadium hardly looks the same and nearly nobody except a few stadium security guards look familiar to him, the memories of his first six-plus years in the big leagues remain strong.
"I only have good...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit two two-run doubles in his return to Kauffman Stadium, and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Vin Mazzaro and the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Friday night.
David Freese and Tyler Greene added two RBIs each for St. Louis, and everybody in the starting lineup had a hit before the fourth inning ended. Jon Jay returned from the disabled list to...