Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

/ 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 ...

Gennett launches four home runs to tie MLB record

/ Jun 7, 2017

Gennett launches four home runs to tie MLB record

Cleats, pants, jersey, hat. Scooter Gennett peeled off his uniform — the one still dripping from a douse of celebratory ice water — and handed every piece to a clubhouse manager. All of them were headed to Cooperstown. All so hard to believe. The diminutive Cincinnati ...

Maeda sparks Dodgers on mound, at plate

/ May 26, 2017

Maeda sparks Dodgers on mound, at plate

Kenta Maeda fell into a 3-0 hole in the first inning of his first start for the Dodgers in two weeks since coming off the disabled list. Then, the right-hander rallied Los Angeles to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night ...

Dodgers outlast Cardinals in 13th

/ May 24, 2017

Dodgers outlast Cardinals in 13th

Logan Forsythe batted in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the first time in a month and promptly struck out in his first four at-bats. After getting a few extra innings to find his stroke, the infielder put a celebratory cap on his return. Forsythe doubled ...

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

/ Apr 15, 2017

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

For a stretch Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked like New York's ace for the first time this season. Next step: keep that form over a full game. Tanaka delivered 6⅓ effective innings, Aroldis Chapman escaped his own jam for his third save in three days and ...

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

/ Jul 30, 2016

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

The milestone hit will be celebrated another day. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to remain at 2,998 career hits in the major leagues. Ichiro lined into a double play in the first inning, then grounded out in both the fourth and fifth innings. He ...

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

/ Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Christopher ...

Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

/ Jul 18, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

Ichiro Suzuki was floored by the consistent, appreciative reception from a packed road crowd, which cheered him every chance it got. He was touched, too, by actions of St. Louis Cardinals players who gave him plenty of time to gather it in all weekend. Catcher Yadier ...

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 help the ...

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 Wednesday. "I ...

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 ...