Royals bring in Mike Matheny as new manager

Baseball / MLB Nov 1, 2019

Royals bring in Mike Matheny as new manager

Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings. He had been fired by ...

Sanchez takes no-hitter into 8th; Nats blank Cards

Baseball / MLB Oct 12, 2019

Sanchez takes no-hitter into 8th; Nats blank Cards

It turns out Washington's Big Three is a Big Four. Remember Anibal Sanchez. The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night in the NL Championship ...

Cardinals rally in ninth to win NLDS opener

Baseball / MLB Oct 4, 2019

Cardinals rally in ninth to win NLDS opener

Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each hit two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense and a wild finish to extend Atlanta's postseason misery, holding off the Braves 7-6 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series ...

Cardinals get past Yu Darvish, Cubs to clinch playoff berth

Baseball / MLB Sep 23, 2019

Cardinals get past Yu Darvish, Cubs to clinch playoff berth

Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by ...

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 ...