You'll never believe where DeJong's HR lands
( ST. LOUIS - Paul DeJong did an extra bit of damage with his sixth-inning homer off Brewers reliever Devin Williams in Monday's 3-0 Cardinals win.

In addition to extending St. Louis' lead to three over division-rival Milwaukee, DeJong's blast blew out the "M" in the lit-up "Big Mac" sign that hangs from the fa?ade of the left-field second deck at Busch Stadium. The ball came to a rest inside the foot of the letter.

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Hudson, Cards 'pen combine for 1-hit shutout
( ST. LOUIS -- Monday night's series opener between the Cardinals and Brewers at Busch Stadium had already been circled on the schedule because of what it would mean within the landscape of a tight National League Central race.

It nearly ended as one for the history books.

Led by starter Dakota Hudson, who silenced the Brewers' offense over the first 6 2/3 innings of a 3-0 victory, the Cardinals made a run at the ...    [ More ]
Goldschmidt homers again to launch Cardinals to 2-1 win over Cubs
( Paul Goldschmidt launched the Cardinals into first place when he hit his 25th home run of the season and 11th of July in the sixth inning of a 2-1 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.

Goldschmidt had homered in six consecutive games before being kept inside the park by Houston on Sunday.

His solo shot off of Yu Darvish was his second game-winner in the last four games and made a winner of relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos (3-1), who escaped a bases-loaded ...    [ More ]
Astros win 6-2, take two of three against Cardinals at Busch
( The Houston Astros won 6-2 Sunday, taking two of three over the Cardinals at Busch Stadlum. Sunday's game at Busch Stadium drew a sellout crowd of 46,714.

Pinch-hitter Dexter Fowler led off the ninth with a solo homer to right. It was his 12th homer of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt singled in the ninth, seeing his streak of games with a home run ended at six games.

The Cardinals rallied late to beat the Astros 5-3 on Friday, but Houston won 8-2 Saturday night and ...    [ More ]
Goldschmidt homers again as Cardinals sweep Bucs, vault into first place
( PITTSBURGH?-- At the end of a road trip that has driven them back into the race for the division title, the Cardinals took over from the start.

The Cardinals scored two runs in the first inning, hit two homers in the fourth, and added on in the fifth to pull away for a 6-3 victory against the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. The Cardinals completed a four-game sweep of the Pirates in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2004, and they have won 11 of their past 13 games.

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Cards secure crucial series in Cincinnati
( CINCINNATI -- Looking to separate themselves in the standings from the bottom of the National League Central, the Cardinals won three of four from the last-place Reds and kept pace with the Cubs and Brewers over the weekend.

The Cardinals scratched out a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, and moved into a tie with Milwaukee, which finished its series with the D-backs on Sunday, three games behind first-place Chicago.

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Goldschmidt gets a break as Cardinals refresh bullpen, add Rangel to lineup
( CINCINNATI -- At one point during this series against the Reds, Cardinals' first baseman Paul Goldschmidt approached manager Mike Shildt to let him know he was feeling good, feeling strong. He knew an off day was likely going to be scheduled for him at some point on the road trip, and Goldschmidt wanted to assure his manager that the heat and the search for his swinging was not weighing on him.

He's getting the break anyway.

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Cards offer well wishes with Gibson hospitalized
( ST. LOUIS -- Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, known to most as the greatest Cardinals pitcher of all time, is battling pancreatic cancer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel reported on Saturday night. The club tweeted a message in support of Gibson: "Get well soon, Bob. All of Cardinal Nation is behind you!"

Get well soon, Bob.

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O'Neill's 4-RBI breakout bodes well for Cardinals
( ST. LOUIS -- As long as Tyler O'Neill continued to put the ball in play, the Cardinals were confident the damage would come.

Saturday night could prove to be a turning point.

O'Neill raked in all of the Cardinals' runs in their 4-2 victory over the D-backs to even the series at Busch Stadium and even their record at .500.

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Carpenter returns, Molina to IL for Cardinals
( The Cardinals placed Yadier Molina on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to July 8, with a right thumb tendon strain, one of six roster moves announced by the team. St. Louis activated Matt Carpenter, previously sidelined with a lower back strain, from the 10-day injured list, and purchased the contract of pitcher Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals will recall catcher Andrew Knizer from Memphis before Friday's game against Arizona.

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