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2017 Schedule
61-58, 3rd in NL Cent
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Cardinals' pitching a cause for concern?

Should the Cardinals look to freshen up their starting pitching rotation? Bernie Miklasz explains what concerns him the most about the team's performance thus far.

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Who will win NL Central?

The division title is a tightly contested battle as teams head into the home stretch, but with the easiest remaining schedule in the league, it looks like the Cubs will have the edge.

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Red Sox use big fifth inning to top Cardinals (1:07)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4: Talk about a good old-fashioned rally. Thirteen Red Sox batters came to the plate and 10 in a row reached base during an eight-run fifth inning that featured no home runs, only the offensive efficiency of an assembly line. In winning for the 11th time in 13 games Tuesday night, the Red Sox churned out 15 hits. Xander Bogaerts finished with three hits, while Eduardo Nunez, Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland had two apiece.

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Leon knocks in two runs in Boston's big fifth inning (0:21)
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Red Sox turn triple play (0:23)
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How did the St. Louis Cardinals get here?

While the starting rotation has done the most to keep the Cardinals' ship afloat, Bernie Miklasz identifies several other reasons the playoffs are still within reach.

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Ricky Horton: Cardinals 'have become unstuck'

Former Cardinals reliever Ricky Horton tells Bernie Miklasz he's not worried about the starting rotation and that conflict seems to have the team playing better collectively.

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MLB's 2017 All-Surprise Team: Tommy Pham

Pham began the season in Triple-A and wasn't called up until May 5. He hasn't looked back since then, becoming the Cardinals' best hitter and a solid defender in the outfield.

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NL Central race heats up

The Cubs exploded out of the gate in the second half to take the lead in the NL Central, but the red-hot Cardinals have made it tight atop the division over the past couple weeks. Chicago (.468 opponent winning percentage) and St. Louis (.475) have the second- and third-easiest remaining schedules, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Power Rankings: Red Sox, Cardinals soar toward the top

Could a 2013 World Series rematch be in the cards? Boston is riding high in the AL East while St. Louis powered its way back among the contenders. Plus, what other teams made big moves up or down?

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Pham's Little League Classic cleats are one of a kind

Cardinals OF Tommy Pham will wear cleats designed by patients at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, each shoe by a different child, for the Little League Classic vs. the Pirates, set for Aug. 20 in Williamsport, Pa. (@TphamLV/Twitter)

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Cards extend win streak to eight

During its eight-game win streak, St. Louis has scored 68 runs. It's the Cardinals' longest win streak since their eight-game streak in April 28-May 5, 2015.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

There were a couple of interesting developments from my morning run of rest-of-season simulations today. For the first time, the Dodgers' average win total in my system reached 116. Also, the Cardinals have edged ahead of the Cubs in power rating and because of that, St. Louis now has better odds than Chicago of winning the NL Central (50 percent to 45). And the plummeting Royals' playoff odds have now dropped from a high point of 52 percent a couple of weeks ago to 7.5 percent.

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Managers on the hot seat: Mike Matheny

He may have signed a three-year extension last winter, but the Cardinals are struggling and Matheny has had several issues with players during the season.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.866th
Quality Starts653rd
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.25110th
Runs55416th
Batting Average.2607th
On Base Percentage.3365th
Slugging Percentage.42615th

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