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Cardinals draw Dodgers -- again -- in NLCS under new set of circumstances

The schedule is out and the matchup set. The Cardinals will open defense of their NL title against the team they beat in last year's NLCS. There will be numerous differences this time around: -- The Los Angeles Dodgers own home-field advantage, with Games 1 and 2 scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Dodger Stadium. This is not good for the Cardinals, who went 39-42 on the road...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny: Playoff-bound Cardinals' 'best baseball' still to come

Shortly before first pitch came the reports on Twitter: Adam Wainwright had stopped warming up for his start Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.  The Cardinals would not need his services to claim the NL Central championship. The Reds had just beaten the Pirates in Cincinnati, which gave the Cardinals their second consecutive division title no matter how they did against...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals finish strong with 1-0 win over D-backs after title decided

PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their second straight NL Central title before the first pitch Sunday and closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals were already in the postseason entering the day and celebrated the division title in the dugout minutes before first pitch, when Cincinnati's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh was announced...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals claim division title with Pirates' loss

CINCINNATI -- The Pirates couldn't stop Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card. Pittsburgh needed to beat the Reds and have the Cardinals lose later in the day at Arizona to pull even for first place and...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from the Cardinals' last series of the regular season

The Cardinals are in Arizona for the final weekend of the regular season. Check out some of the sights and sounds as the club gets set for a fourth straight postseason appearance.   NOTE: If the images do not appear, please refresh your browser.
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals try to wrap up elusive NL Central title with help from winning Waino

Although it seemed a foregone conclusion over the past week, the St. Louis Cardinals are still trying to wrap up an elusive NL Central title heading into Game 162. The stakes could be quite high Sunday for the Cardinals, who will take their best shot by sending Adam Wainwright to the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As Wainwright looks to win a career-best sixth straight start...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's defensive grit at South Carolina showed Indiana was the exception, not the rule

Payback's a female dog. There are other, less couth, ways of putting Missouri 21, South Carolina 20 into context, but Twitter already has most of those covered. Besides, here's your bottom-line takeaway: Everything, more or less, is back on the table -- not that it ever formally left. Defense of that SEC East crown. A shot right back into the polls, and an express lane right...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards can't clinch with 5-2 loss in Arizona

PHOENIX -- Mark Trumbo homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks prevented St. Louis from clinching the NL Central title with a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night. The Cardinals secured at least a tie for the division crown when Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati earlier Saturday, but they need to win or have the Pirates lose on Sunday to finish alone in first place. If...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri rallies to beat No. 13 Gamecocks 21-20

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense through three quarters when Maty Mauk began the comeback with passes of 41 yards to Bud Sasser...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues drop another preseason game to Stars, 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Derek Meech scored the deciding goal in the second period in the Dallas Stars' 4-2 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Branden Troock, Travis Morin and Kevin Connaulton also scored for Dallas (3-1-0). Robby Fabbri and Paul Stastny scored for St. Louis (0-3-1).
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to two-year contract

ST. LOUIS -- Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Lynn's 16th win has been difficult to come by

Lance Lynn's 16th win has been difficult to come by. The St. Louis Cardinals' attempt to clinch the NL Central this week has been nearly as tricky. The Cardinals will set out to accomplish both Saturday night in Arizona against a Diamondbacks team that assured itself of the worst record in baseball hours after firing its manager. St. Louis (89-71) is already assured a fourth...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wacha flirts with disaster, Matheny stays calm and Cardinals carry on

The way Michael Wacha struggled in the first two innings against the Diamondbacks Friday night, his latest comeback start looked like it might be over in a hurry. He walked three, allowed four hits, threw 50 pitches and was fortunate to give up only two runs. Nobody could have faulted manager Mike Matheny if he had pulled Wacha when his turn in the batting order led off the top of...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Peralta drives in three, Cards top D-backs 7-6 in 10 innings

PHOENIX -- Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central. The game came hours after the Diamondbacks announced manager Kirk Gibson had been fired. Pittsburgh won at Cincinnati 3-1 earlier Friday night, so the Pirates...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch for when Mizzou takes on No. 13 South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It hasn't been the season Steve Spurrier envisioned for No. 13 South Carolina when the year began. Still, the Gamecocks can take control of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division when they face Missouri on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (3-1, 2-1 SEC) were voted the favorites this summer to supplant Missouri (3-1, 0-0) as East champions and play for an...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

For Wacha to deal, his changeup needs to change back

In what has become the biggest game of their pennant race, the Cardinals are starting a pitcher who is coming back from injury on what is a spring-training-like work schedule. Not exactly the ideal formula for success, is it? Sure, the Cardinals can hope the Michael Wacha who takes the mound in Phoenix on Friday night will pitch as he did last October. They also realize the odds...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gamecocks represent SEC opener, shot at redemption for Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri shouldn't need any extra motivation to bounce back from last Saturday's disappointing home loss to a decidedly average Indiana team. But just in case they do, the Tigers have plenty of reasons to sharpen their focus this week and come out fighting in their Southeastern Conference opener Saturday night at No. 13 South Carolina. The Gamecocks are the...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Elliott working to shake rust and find groove as Blues' top goalie

ST. LOUIS -- Much like the rest of his veteran teammates, goalie Brian Elliott appears to still be shaking off the rust as he prepares for his first season as a No. 1 goalie. It's far too early to raise any serious alarms for anyone after three preseason games, even if the Blues did lose all three by a goal. Coach Ken Hitchcock certainly hasn't been pleased, but don't...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hang on for 5-4 victory over Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Mark Letestu had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Thursday night to improve to 4-0-0 in exhibition play. Letestu opened the scoring and Jared Boll, Ryan Craig, Fedor Tyutin added power-play goals in the first period. Dana Tyrell also scored for the Blue Jackets. Curtis McElhinney stopped 23 of 25 shots in the first two...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... McNEAL'S MVP There are several good options for Cardinals MVP, but on an offensively challenged club it's fitting that Stan McNeal...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams could get Tavon Austin and Shaun Hill back after bye week

ST. LOUIS -- Tavon Austin could return to the St. Louis Rams lineup after the bye week. Perhaps Shaun Hill, too. The Rams (1-2) can use the help given the struggles on defense. Though Austin Davis has had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, they've given up 34 points twice. Both Austin and Hill got work in the first of two practices Wednesday. Austin was wearing a brace...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

If there are holes in Mizzou's game, the Gamecocks will find them

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier wasn't quite as angry Tuesday as he had been about South Carolina's performance in a win over Vanderbilt. He is, though, still very frustrated. Spurrier ranted about his team's "embarrassing" performance following the 48-34 victory, appointing himself kickoff coverage coach when the Commodores returned two kickoffs for touchdowns...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals couldn't face a worse team as they seek to lock up Central title

The St. Louis Cardinals have failed to seize their second straight NL Central crown, leaving the division hanging in the balance entering their final series. Facing the worst team in baseball might be just what they need to finally close out the race. St. Louis opens a three-game road set against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. The Cardinals (88-71) were 3 1/2 up on Pittsburgh...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers' George making progress in rehab

INDIANAPOLIS -- Doctors have instructed Paul George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper-body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. George sustained a compound fracture after crashing into a basketball stanchion during a U.S. national team scrimmage...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Even playing only every fifth day, Wainwright is the Cardinals' 2014 MVP

As you would expect in such an offensively challenged season, choosing the Cardinals' most valuable player is a difficult task. Unless you don't mind picking a pitcher. In a season when a pitcher deserves to be voted MVP of the National League, perhaps it's appropriate that the most valuable Cardinal also is one who takes the field every five days. And hey, being picked...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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