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Vroom broom: Sweep keeps Cards in race
Even given scant odds of making the postseason following a sweep by the first-place Cubs last weekend, the Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in three games vs. the Reds -- win. An 8-5 St. Louis victory over Cincinnati completed the series sweep at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 10:28 PM
Cardinals find right batting order at right time
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, like many of his peers, admits one of his offseason activities is to write down different potential batting orders for his team heading into the next season. But if you look back through all of those balled-up sheets of scrap paper from last winter, you won't find this batting order.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 11:59 PM
Molina, wife raise money for Puerto Rico
Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, set up a GoFundMe page as a way to facilitate their relief effort for Hurricane Maria's victims in Puerto Rico. The Molinas' fundraiser, which has a goal of $1 million, was off to a fast start Thursday, seeing nearly $20,000 in donations over its first seven hours.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 7:57 PM
Cards look to keep pace in WC chase vs. Bucs
If they want to keep up with the Brewers and Rockies in the National League Wild Card race, the Cardinals could use another sweep of the Pirates this weekend at PNC Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 8:22 PM
Perfectionist Weaver wins MLB-best 7th straight
Luke Weaver wants to perfect his craft. That's still his first priority. But, if he can be nearly perfect while all that perfecting is going on, so much the better. "When things are going this well, for me, the thought is automatically, 'What can I do better?'" the Cardinals' rookie right-hander said Wednesday after picking up his seventh consecutive victory during a 9-2 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 11:41 PM
Cards hit 3 early HRs, cut WC deficit to 2 1/2
With the Cardinals having a lot of ground to make up in their hunt for the postseason, they need to play well and get help from others. St. Louis did its part by attacking the Reds early and rolling to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 11:22 PM
Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals
The story of Aledmys Diaz's journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 6:44 PM
Yadi ignites Cards' sluggish offense with key HR
No matter how bleak things may look for the Cardinals, they have Yadier Molina -- which means there's always a chance.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 12:19 AM
Cardinals' Top 30 prospects list
Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2017 1:44 PM
Cards get needed win, gain ground in WC race
Trying to hang on to their quickly fading postseason hopes, the Cardinals needed an early comeback then some late clutch hitting. It added up to an 8-6 victory over the Reds in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 1:12 AM

MLB News Index

Bryant's HR in 10th puts Cubs 4 1/2 up on Crew
This was not the postseason, but it sure felt that way Thursday night at Miller Park as the Cubs and the Brewers traded late-inning blows in Milwaukee's most charged September ballgame in years. Javier Baez hit a tying two-out single in the ninth, Wade Davis escaped a bases-loaded jam to force extra innings and Kris Bryant's two-run home run in the 10th sent Chicago to a 5-3 win in the opener of a four-game series that could decide the National League Central.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:15 AM
Tribe wins 27th of past 28, sweeps Angels
For the second consecutive day, Francisco Lindor helped sink the Angels with a tiebreaking home run, launching a three-run, go-ahead shot to complete the Indians' three-game sweep with a 4-1 victory in Thursday afternoon's series finale at Angel Stadium.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 10:53 PM
Dodgers rally in Philly, cut magic number to 1
The Dodgers finally cut their magic number to one to clinch a fifth consecutive National League West title with a 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, snapping a four-game losing streak and setting up a likely celebration during a homestand that opens on Friday night.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:56 PM
Twins rout Tigers, increase Wild Card lead
The Twins boosted their chance at making the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 12-1 win over the Tigers, powered by a three-hit game from Joe Mauer and a two-run single from Byron Buxton to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday night at Comerica Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:06 AM
Dress for October: Get postseason gear
Check out MLBShop.com and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more for each team.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 1:51 AM
Cards sweep Reds, gain ground in NL races
Even given scant odds of making the postseason following a sweep by the first-place Cubs last weekend, the Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in three games vs. the Reds -- win. An 8-5 St. Louis victory over Cincinnati completed the series sweep at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:15 AM
Red Sox going 'extra' mile for wins in 2017
There is something "extra" special about the season the Red Sox are putting together. Yes, Boston is 87-64 and holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the Yankees atop the American League East. But it's how the club has scratched its way to so many of those victories that makes it stand out from the crowd.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 1:58 PM
MLB encouraged by clubs' netting plans
Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about fan safety and several other topics at Petco Park, one of several stadiums planning to increase netting.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 10:25 PM
Loss has Astros 2 1/2 back of AL's best mark
The White Sox pushed across runs on a bases-loaded walk in the second inning and a bases-loaded double play in the third, and seven relievers stifled the Astros' offense to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:15 AM
Postseason Picture: If the season ended today
MLB's 10-team postseason field includes 2 Wild Card clubs meeting in a 1-game playoff in each league (Oct. 3 & 4) for the right to compete in the best-of-5 Division Series (2-2-1 format). The LCS and World Series are best of 7 games (2-3-2 format).

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 4:48 PM

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