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After a rough start to the second half of the season that included five losses in six games to the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals woke up and are back to looking like the team that led the NL Central through April.
The Cardinals have lost just twice since leaving Milwaukee on July 18, and the upcoming schedule suggests they could go on a bit of a run. The Cardinals play the Colorado Rockies and the Brewers after they finish up Sunday with the Chicago Cubs.
Both the Rockies and Brewers are well below .500 and both teams have recently traded significant parts of their team. The Rockies sent starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Kansas City Royals and infielder Marco Scutaro to the San Francisco Giants. The Brewers sent starter Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
After those two series, the Cardinals could look back and see one heck of a nice stretch. Unfortunately, the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are playing just as well as the Cardinal...
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Late last week, I laid out the top contracts of starting pitchers across Major League Baseball and compared them to what Adam Wainwright might make in 2014 and beyond.
Polls were included that allowed readers to express your favored number of years, dollars and timing. Four years was the leader in the voting, with the money in the $17-$20 million per year range.
The Cardinals may not acquire a starting pitcher through trade by Tuesday's deadline, but they could have one on the way in a couple of weeks.
Left-hander Jaime Garcia, who had been shut down because of a tear in his shoulder, faced 10 batters Monday while pitching 2 13 innings for the Cardinals' Gulf Coast League club in Jupiter, Fla. Garcia allowed four hits but no runs...
News on a half-dozen St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers, including rehab progress by a top prospect.
ST. LOUIS The Cardinals moved to improve their bullpen Tuesday afternoon, acquiring Marlins right-handed reliever Edward Mujica in exchange for Triple-A Memphis third-baseman Zack Cox.
Mujica, 28, had a 4.38 ERA in 41 games for Florida but held right-handed batters to a .211 batting average. The control pitcher has walked just nine batters in 39 innings but has given up six home...
CHICAGO Two steps forward and one step back. It's been that kind of season for the puzzling St. Louis Cardinals.
Armed with one of the best offensives in the league and a pitching staff that has the lowest ERA in the major leagues in July, the Cardinals somehow find themselves a season-worst 7.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central.
Hot News for P Trevor Rosenthal
DENVER (AP) -- Matt Holliday admittedly misjudged a first-inning fly ball that sailed over his head in left field for a double. The Cardinals slugger more than made up for it.
Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse persevered through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift St. Louis over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night...
Hot News for P Jake Westbrook
DENVER (AP) -- Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse worked through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night.
Carlos Beltran and David Freese also homered and Allen Craig went 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs to help the Cardinals rebound from successive...
The general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals was on hand to witness Jaime Garcia in action in Jupiter, Fla. on Monday – and so were we!
Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse worked through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night.
Carlos Beltran and David Freese also homered and Allen Craig went 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs to help the Cardinals rebound from successive losses....
The St. Louis Cardinals add right-handed bullpen help in return for a former first-round draft pick.
(AP) -- St. Louis has been powered by strong starting pitching all season long. If that trend doesn't continue in Colorado, the Cardinals may soon find themselves out of the race for the NL Central with the way the Cincinnati Reds are playing.
Kyle Lohse (10-2, 2.71 ERA), a shining example of his staff's consistency throughout the year, takes the mound for St. Louis, which...