Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
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Molina scratched by Cardinals
Originally in the starting lineup catching and batting fifth, Yadier Molina (knee) has been scratched by the St. Louis Cardinals ahead of Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Eric Fryer will take his place behind the plate and bat eighth.
ESPN's Dan Shulman talks to Bernie Miklasz about the holes in the Cardinals' team, why some teams struggle and why he thinks some things "just didn't work out" for St. Louis.
The Cardinals are a team struggling to find its identity, but one thing is certain: Carlos Martinez has quietly turned himself into one of the best pitchers in baseball.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN says Cardinals GM John Mozeliak put the team on notice, but wonders what he'll do if his team and manager can't turn things around by July 31.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN details Tommy Pham's big game Wednesday night and explains why he should be the St. Louis Cardinals left fielder in the near future.
Aaron Nola pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Thursday to stop a five-game losing streak.
Cards GM John Mozeliak could be tempted to shop some veteran pitchers as July 31 approaches.
Tommy Pham's second solo homer off Hector Neris in the ninth inning tied it and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in 10 innings Wednesday night.
Bernie Miklasz and Jen Langosch of 101 ESPN take a closer look at the offensive struggles of Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz and the impact it's having on the rest of the lineup.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN says a series with the Phillies and the mediocre NL Central are creating false hope for the St. Louis Cardinals and their fans.
Cardinals crank it up late
St. Louis scored seven runs in the 11th inning of Tuesday's 8-1 win vs. the Phillies, tying the second-highest output in any extra inning in team history. The Cardinals' only higher total came on July 16, 1937, when Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize & Co. scored eight runs in the 10th inning at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Yadier Molina and Tommy Pham both homered in a seven-run 11th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 on Tuesday night.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN explains that the St. Louis Cardinals' lack of representation in the All-Star voting is an indictment of where the organization is right now.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN says the St. Louis Cardinals are not playing like a team that should go all-in at the trade deadline and mortgage the future for short-term gain.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN wants to dispel any notion that the Cardinals' offense is back on track, giving all the credit to the duo of Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler.
Bob Nightengale from USA Today handicaps the NL Central race and says the Cardinals may have wasted too many solid starts early in the season to catch the Cubs.
With the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation going south, Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN wants to see management hold the players accountable and try to freshen things up.
The Cardinals' pitcher, Aledmys Diaz and others talk about their identity as part of their "Beisbol Experience."
Sunday's longest homers
Four days after hitting a ball 465 feet, Kendrys Morales went for 460 in the seventh inning Sunday. Close behind were Edwin Encarnacion and Jake Marisnick, who each hit season-long homers.
Ubaldo Jimenez was stellar in his first start since May 22, Mark Trumbo homered for the second consecutive day and the Baltimore Orioles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Sunday.