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81-73, 3rd in NL Cent
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Fowler's missed sliding catch gives three runs to Pirates (0:40)
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1dEnrique Rojas

Beltran, Molina lead Puerto Rico relief efforts

Several Puerto Rican athletes are leading efforts to raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Maria, which tore through the island earlier this week and left thousands homeless and without power.

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Fowler single puts Cards ahead in 9th (0:15)
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Pirates take lead on Cardinals' botched double play attempt (0:30)
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Rockies have little breathing room

The Rockies' shutout loss at San Diego has put them just above even money for the second wild-card berth. Meanwhile, the Brewers failed to capitalize with an extra-inning loss to the Cubs. The Cardinals were the main beneficiary after a win, picking up a game on each.

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2dDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? Wild-card winner of the night

Here comes St. Louis. The Rockies lost 3-0 to the Padres, the Brewers dropped a heartbreaker and the Cardinals, 8-5 winners on Thursday, are now just 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Padres play spoiler, shutting out the Rockies as Clayton Richard and two relievers combine for 12 strikeouts. The Rockies are shut out for the second straight day and lose their fourth in a row as they drop to 0-3 on what was supposed to be an easy road trip to San Francisco and San Diego. Those road hitting blues are sneaking up at the wrong time. Also sneaking up: The Cardinals, who take advantage of Rockies and Brewers losses to inch 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card.

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Which bat is a better fit for the Cardinals?

USA Today's Bob Nightengale and Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN discuss whether the Cardinals would be more interested in a trade for Giancarlo Stanton or signing J.D. Martinez.

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Cardinals make up ground

St. Louis saw its chances at a wild-card berth jump after Wednesday with a win and losses by both the Brewers and Rockies.

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Another strong outing for Weaver

Luke Weaver allowed two runs in five innings and earned the win in the Cardinals' victory over the Reds on Wednesday. Weaver has now won each of his last seven starts while allowing two or fewer runs in each outing. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, only four other rookie pitchers over the last 70 years won seven or more consecutive starts while allowing two or fewer runs in each victory: Fernando Valenzuela (eight straight in 1981), Cal Eldred (1992), Jered Weaver (2006) and Steven Matz (2016).

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3dDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? Wild-card winner of the night

The Cardinals took advantage of losses by the Brewers and Rockies to inch closer in the wild-card race. Does it feel like the final mile of a marathon and the Cards might still have their legs for that final sprint?

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Cards power Weaver with 3 homers in 9-2 win over Reds

Dexter Fowler homered for the third straight game while Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong also homered as the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in their National League playoff push with a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

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Dexter Fowler's offense is not the concern

Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN is pleased with Dexter Fowler's impressive season at the plate but explains why Fowler shouldn't be the Cardinals center fielder next season.

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Rockies' wild-card grip slipping?

Arizona is all but locked into a spot, but Colorado has opened the window after being in position all season. FiveThirtyEight's metrics give the Brewers about 3-to-1 odds to claim the final wild-card berth, with an outside chance for the Cardinals to sneak in.

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Why are the Cardinals behind the Brewers?

Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN digs into why the Cardinals are looking up at the rebuilding Brewers in the standings and finds the answer in their record against the NL Central.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs73111th
Batting Average.26010th
On Base Percentage.3375th
Slugging Percentage.43016th
Earned Run Average3.907th
Quality Starts795th
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.25211th