Nationals hold off first-place Cardinals

Sep 3, 2015

Nationals hold off first-place Cardinals

Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals’ bullpen got plenty of big outs. Ryan Zimmerman took care of the offense. Zimmerman homered twice, then doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak at St. Louis, beating ...

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

Sep 2, 2015

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

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Former big leaguer So Taguchi has been touted as a candidate to manage the Pacfic League’s Orix Buffaloes next year and does dreams of managing one day — but in the United States rather than Japan. “My final dream is to manage over there, ...

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Aug 24, 2015

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often. Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to ...

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

Aug 20, 2015

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right batting Yadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the ...

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

Jul 13, 2015

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals head into the All-Star break with the NL Central lead and the best record in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, have all the momentum. Gregory Polanco capped another late rally, driving in Kang Jung-ho with two outs in the ...

Jul 3, 2015

Cardinals fire scouting director

The St. Louis Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros. The Cardinals declined on Thursday to ...

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Jul 1, 2015

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Making his 100th career start, Sale also ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cardinals executives didn't hack Astros' database: lawyer

High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained the Dowd Bennett firm for a review ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...

Cabrera hits 400th homer

May 17, 2015

Cabrera hits 400th homer

Miguel Cabrera’s bat gave the Detroit Tigers a smashing start. His underrated defense helped save them late. Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and turned a nifty double play with a catch near the first base stands followed by an on-target throw in ...

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

May 14, 2015

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

Corey Kluber shrugged his shoulders at making history. He was just as dismissive with the Cardinals. Kluber struck out 18 — the most by an AL pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998 — and allowed just one hit in eight innings to get his ...