Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Baseball / MLB Aug 2, 2019

Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Jack Flaherty didn't panic. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander simply stayed the course during a lengthy stretch without a victory. That patience paid off Thursday. Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and catcher Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the Cardinals beat ...

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2019

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Yu Darvish was tagged with his fifth loss of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals snatched the division lead away from the Chicago Cubs with a 2-1 victory in their series opener on Tuesday. Darvish (3-5) was pleased with his six-inning effort in which ...

Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Baseball / MLB May 5, 2019

Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Taylor Davis got the comeback started with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Javier Baez finished it with a go-ahead homer in the eighth. Just like that, the surging Cubs are in position to grab the NL Central lead. Baez led off the eighth inning ...

Big bats carry Cubs past rival Cards

Baseball / MLB Jul 20, 2018

Big bats carry Cubs past rival Cards

The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive ...

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny with club near .500

Baseball / MLB Jul 15, 2018

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny with club near .500

The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 ...

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

Baseball / MLB Jul 3, 2017

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars took center stage on national television Sunday night. Bryce Harper homered twice against Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. "Martinez is really good," Harper said. "He's ...