Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Apr 28, 2015

Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Finally, Cole Hamels got a few runs to work with. The Philadelphia Phillies put some key hits in the right places and the lefty won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis ...

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

Apr 28, 2015

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they would be losing their staff ace for the season. The 33-year-old pitcher will have surgery this week, likely Thursday, because of a completely torn ...

Cardinals open with victory

Apr 6, 2015

Cardinals open with victory

Adam Wainwright on opening night at Wrigley Field was a perfect combination for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wainwright threw six innings of five-hit ball, and St. Louis chased Jon Lester in the fifth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday ...

Cardinals come up short in October again

Oct 18, 2014

Cardinals come up short in October again

Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations. An injury to Yadier Molina, shaky starting pitching by Adam Wainwright, John ...

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

Oct 17, 2014

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run drive that sent San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night. These every-other-year ...

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Oct 16, 2014

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Strange as it might look sometimes, San Francisco finds a way to score just enough. Posey drove in three runs and ...

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Oct 13, 2014

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, they can only hope the season isn’t over for Yadier Molina. Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning ...

Bumgarner tames Cards as Giants take NLCS opener

Oct 12, 2014

Bumgarner tames Cards as Giants take NLCS opener

Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants well on the road to a playoff victory. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the ...

Giants finish off Nationals, advance to NLCS

Oct 8, 2014

Giants finish off Nationals, advance to NLCS

The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success. Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the Giants edged the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return ...

Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Oct 8, 2014

Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn’t really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter’s box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base. ...

Cardinals up 2-1 in NLDS

Oct 7, 2014

Cardinals up 2-1 in NLDS

John Lackey was as advertised for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their postseason power surge, on the other hand, has been a big surprise. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and ...

Dodgers win to even series

Oct 5, 2014

Dodgers win to even series

Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair. Once it sailed inside the foul pole and landed in the lower left field seats, he had salvaged a ...