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2018 Schedule
86-69, 3rd in NL Cent
Cardinals walk off on O'Neill's solo HR (0:50)
Molina ties game with 2-run blast (0:31)

Adams lifts Cardinals past Giants 5-3

Pinch-hitter Matt Adams had a clutch two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

Adams rips a clutch go-ahead 2-run double (0:32)
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3dKeith Law

Law: Players I was wrong about

Who saw Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader or Oakland's Matt Chapman improving by leaps and bounds? Not Keith Law, who can admit his mistakes.


Braves snap 4-game losing streak behind Freeman, Toussaint

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Touki Toussaint pitched into the sixth inning and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Anibal Sanchez -- has there been a bigger surprise this season? -- had another solid outing for the Braves, leaving with a 2-1 deficit, but the Cardinals tacked on four runs in the eighth off the Atlanta bullpen. Yadier Molina capped the rally with a two-run single after an eight-pitch battle against Sam Freeman. Given some of the issues in their own bullpen, a much-needed cushion for the Cardinals.

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Cards' Wong irked Rays didn't call up brother

Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is disappointed that his younger brother, Kean, didn't get called up by the Rays this season, calling Tampa Bay a "bad organization which doesn't give chances to guys who deserve chances."


BBTN: Wainwright's Impact, Cy Race, Bellinger, Radom

Before hearing from the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (28:26), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Adam Wainwright's impact, the awards races, Dave Roberts' future and more (:31). Plus, Todd Radom's logo trivia (31:05).


Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 in Cards' win

Adam Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

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7dBradford Doolittle

What we learned from Dodgers-Cardinals series

L.A. looked great much of the time and St. Louis still has work to do, but both teams can smell the playoffs -- and are a slump from missing out.

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Puig belts 3 HRs; Dodgers seize 2nd wild card

Yasiel Puig hit three homers for the first time, driving in a career-high seven runs, as the Dodgers routed the Cardinals 17-4 to take control of the second wild-card spot.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' momentum was short lived. L.A. plates five runs in the top of the fifth to go up 8-4. The rally was capped by a laser-beam home run from Yasiel Puig, his second of the game and fourth in two days. According to Statcast, the exit velocity on Puig's second homer was 114 mph, with a launch angle of just 17 degrees. That's a laser.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Man, Rich Hill's day did a quick 180. Of the first 11 batters HIll faced, only Patrick Wisdom reached, and that was on an infield dribbler. Suddenly, Hill walked the bases full and Wisdom brought some life back into Busch Stadium with a grand slam to left. St. Louis leads 4-3.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Scary moment for the Dodgers: Justin Turner was squaring to bunt, or at least showing bunt, and was struck in the area of his left hand by a John Gant pitch. Turner was hit in that area during spring training and missed the first part of the season. He remained in the game to run the bases, but continues to flex the hand.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers took the first two games of this key series in St. Louis, and they are off to a fast start today in the third game. Manny Machado homered to opposite field off Cardinals starter John Gant to put L.A. up 2-0. Cards manager Mike Schildt is sitting Matt Carpenter today against Rich Hill. Carpenter has struggled the last couple of weeks.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Kemp is pinch-hitting for Walker Buehler here in the ninth, so the rookie is officially done. Eight scoreless innings, two hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. His game score of 85 is easily a career best. His previous high (78) came on Aug. 22 -- against the Cardinals.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25014th
On Base Percentage.32112th
Slugging Percentage.41214th
Earned Run Average3.7810th
Quality Starts79Tied-12th