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Comeback Clincher: Cardinals secure playoff berth by upending Cubs in ninth, sweeping series
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(STLToday.com) With a new and different way to madden their archrivals each game, the Cardinals assured their place in the postseason by taking a Cubs' lead and bending it and warping it in the ninth inning to pull off something they had not done in a long, long time.

Not since the year Albert Einstein won the Nobel for physics.

With two runs in the ninth inning the Cardinals flipped the Cubs and won 3-2 Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete their first four-game sweep at the ballpark ...    [ More ]
Cardinals keep coming back, crush Cubs and Kimbrel in ninth for 9-8 victory
(STLToday.com) CHICAGO?-- The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field.

Wackiness ensued.

And now the air has gone out of the Chicago Cubs' season.

On the first two pitches of the ninth inning, the Cardinals hit back-to-back home runs against Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel to tie the game and then take the game. Yadier Molina's home run followed by Paul DeJong's homer sent the Cardinals to a 9-8 victory Saturday afternoon in a seesaw game that saw the Cardinals lose three leads and ...    [ More ]
Herzog 'doing well' after minor stroke
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- Hall of Fame manager Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog suffered a minor stroke on Monday during his charity golf tournament, the Cardinals announced Tuesday afternoon.


The Cardinals' statement said that Herzog has received treatment, is currently resting and is doing well.



Today we were informed that Hall of Fame Manager Whitey ...    [ More ]

Chris Duncan dies at 38; helped 2006 Cards win World Series, became a hit on local sports radio
(STLToday.com) A slugger with a familiar last name who often powered through pain and lifted the Cardinals to a World Series championship in 2006 and then later had a second act as a candid sports pundit on St. Louis radio, Chris Duncan died? Friday in Tucson, Ariz., after years of battling brain cancer. He was 38.

The son of former Cardinals pitching Dave Duncan, Chris reached the majors in 2005 and became a force in 2006, just as an injury-riddled Cardinals team started to flag. Duncan's 22 home ...    [ More ]
Flaherty wins NL pitcher of the month award, Molina scores weekly award
(STLToday.com) By the time September arrived, the race was long over.

Jack Flaherty began August with seven scoreless innings in his first start and continued to muscle the Cardinals and their rotation through the month and to the top of the standings with one of the finest 30-day spans in club history. Flaherty went 4-1 with a 0.71 ERA in six starts. He held opponents to 19 hits while striking out 47.

Of the three earned runs he allowed in August, two came on solo homers and the third ...    [ More ]
Vintage Waino helping postseason push
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- For every game Adam Wainwright has started this season, it's been a question of which Wainwright the Cardinals will see.

On Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium, it was vintage Wainwright. His seven scoreless innings led the Cardinals to a 3-1, series-opening victory over the Giants. It was the Cardinals' 19th win in their past 23 games and it kept them on top of the National League Central.


The four-hit, zero-walk outing is exactly what the Cardinals ...    [ More ]
You'll never believe where DeJong's HR lands
(MLB.com) 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
(MLB.com) 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
(STLToday.com) 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
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(STLToday.com) 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 ]