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2017 Schedule
23-22, 3rd in NL Cent

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Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter (rest) will miss his first start this month on Saturday night vs. the Rockies. Jedd Gyorko will move over to first with Johnny Peralta starting in Gyorko's place at third.

Blackmon falls double shy of cycle in Rockies' win (0:55)
Blackmon hits a towering HR into the seats (0:31)
Reynolds hits all of that (0:23)
Dodgers' Ryu gets first career save (0:15)

Ryu makes first relief appearance, gets save

Hyun-Jin Ryu wasn't thrilled to be moved to a relief role, saying, "I'm a starter at heart. I believe I'll get another start." Manager Dave Roberts also said the Dodgers don't plan on this being permanent.

Taylor's RBI double pads Dodgers' lead (0:20)

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Mike Leake not only has an NL-best 1.91 ERA, he's also the first Cardinals pitcher to begin a season with nine quality starts in his first nine games since Bob Gibson in 1968, who had 22 straight quality starts. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Leake continues to show why his ERA is sitting under 2.00 with five scoreless innings so far. He has eight groundball outs and no fly ball outs, to go with five strikeouts. For the season, he's seventh in groundball rate among starters, he's walked just 10 guys and he's limited home runs. The veteran certainly has a chance at his first All-Star trip.

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Including last night opposite Clayton Kershaw, Lance Lynn has been involved in each of the last three games in which both starting pitchers threw at least eight innings and allowed no more than three hits, per the Elias Sports Bureau. One came against Jordan Zimmermann on June 13, 2014; the other was a duel with Johnny Cueto on Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

You can't fault Dave Roberts for leaving in Clayton Kershaw to close out a dominant 1-0 shutout, even if he did have Kenley Jansen in the bullpen. He was cruising with a two-hitter, but then made one mistake, a wild pitch that allowed a hustling Randal Grichuk to score all the way from second base to tie the game.

Why Kershaw is so tough to hit (0:59)

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The Cardinals activated P Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day DL on Tuesday and optioned P Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis following Sunday's game in a corresponding roster move.

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back to his dominant ways, and Cody Bellinger has proved he's as good as advertised. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have been happy to have Lance Lynn back, and Matt Carpenter's patience at the plate has been a plus.

Jeff Roberson/AP Photo
5dDan Szymborski

Could stopping a Cubs dynasty be in the Cards?

The defending champions stumbled out of the gate and there's one team well-positioned to stop a repeat: the Cardinals, bitter rivals who always seem to be in the postseason mix.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25411th
On Base Percentage.32811th
Slugging Percentage.40621st
Earned Run Average3.685th
Quality Starts30Tied-1st

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