Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

May 30, 2016

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

Jayson Werth noticed a difference in Stephen Strasburg in spring training and felt the ace was headed for a big season. So far, so good. Strasburg won his 12th consecutive decision dating to last season and Werth connected for a pinch-hit grand slam to ...

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

May 26, 2016

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

Jake Arrieta got some help from the Cubs’ offense to stay perfect. Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on ...

Mercer lifts Pirates with game-winning hit

Apr 6, 2016

Mercer lifts Pirates with game-winning hit

Jordy Mercer arrived at spring training without having to look over his shoulder or worry about his spot in the lineup for the first time in his career. That freedom allowed the shortstop to fine-tune his approach in search of a better start than ...

Ex-catcher Garagiola, a talented broadcaster for decades, dies at 90

Mar 24, 2016

Ex-catcher Garagiola, a talented broadcaster for decades, dies at 90

Joe Garagiola, who turned a modest major league catching career into a 57-year run as a popular broadcaster in the sports world and beyond, died Wednesday. He was 90. The Arizona Diamondbacks announced his death before their exhibition game against San Francisco, and there ...

Jan 12, 2016

Korean pitcher Oh signs with Cardinals

South Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan has signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year contract, the Major League Baseball club announced on Monday. The 33-year-old right-hander joins the Cardinals after two years with the Hanshin Tigers professional team. Terms of Oh’s deal have ...

Jan 9, 2016

Former Cardinals official guilty of hacking Astros

The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Chris Correa pleaded ...

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

Dec 23, 2015

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading candidate to acquire Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda this offseason, according to an MLB.com report Tuesday. Other teams expressed early interest in Maeda, notably two of the Dodgers’ National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco ...

Dec 17, 2015

Cardinals' Molina undergoes thumb surgery

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has undergone a second operation on his injured left thumb and will be in a cast for 4-5 weeks. The second surgery took place because Molina was still experiencing discomfort in the thumb. The first operation came in ...

Cubs land Heyward on 8-year contract

Dec 12, 2015

Cubs land Heyward on 8-year contract

The Chicago Cubs already boasted one of the best young cores in baseball — and that was before they added one of the top outfielders. Free agent Jason Heyward agreed to a $184 million, eight-year contract with the Cubs, according to a person familiar ...

Cubs outslug Cards, take 2-1 series lead

Oct 13, 2015

Cubs outslug Cards, take 2-1 series lead

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City kids bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series — and a spot in the ...

Cardinals lose to Cubs, clinch spot in playoffs

Sep 20, 2015

Cardinals lose to Cubs, clinch spot in playoffs

The third hit batter got the Cardinals mad at the Cubs. They fell just short of getting even, but at least got a playoff berth Saturday. Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant hit back-to-back homers, and tempers flared for the second straight game as Chicago ...

Former Cardinals hurler Andujar, a four-time All-Star, dies at 62

Sep 9, 2015

Former Cardinals hurler Andujar, a four-time All-Star, dies at 62

Joaquin Andujar, a star pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980s who called himself “One tough Dominican,” has died in his native Dominican Republic. He was 62. “He was a joy to manage,” said former manager Whitey Herzog. “Everybody knew he didn’t ...