Latest St. Louis Cardinals News

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt gets new 3-year contract

Nov. 5, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020. At its end-of-season news conference Tuesday, St. Louis announced president of baseball operations John Mozeliak received a three-year...

Cardinals extend contracts of Shildt, Mozeliak and Girsch

Nov. 5, 2019 3:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been given a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020. At its end-of-season news conference Tuesday, St. Louis announced president of baseball operations John Mozeliak received a...

Royals hire ex-Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny as manager

Oct. 31, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings. He had been fired by the Cardinals earlier in the...

Bregman 2-run homer breaks postseason slump but Astros lose

Oct. 24, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. After that, there...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Oct. 23, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 23 The Johnson City Press on a proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Baseball League: Say it ain't so. They can't take our baseball away from us, can they? The Appalachian League might be a thing of the past if a proposal made by Major League Baseball passes....

Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to top

Oct. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years. A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander,...

Waiting game: Nationals get 6 days off before World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doing a little research ahead of the World Series, Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier came across some numbers that made him feel OK about his team's long layoff. "I saw a stat today where there's been 12 times where teams have had five or more days off going into the World...

Woeful Mariners now only team never to reach World Series

Oct. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — And then there was one. The Washington Nationals are off to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the final National League team to reach the Fall Classic and leaving a single team with the distinction of...

NLCS sweep puts damper on Cardinals' 92-win season

Oct. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

From one corner of a sullen clubhouse came the glass half full view of the St. Louis Cardinals' season. "People did not think we were going to be here," veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright said. "I think if you had asked Cardinals (fans) in spring training if we got to the NLCS, would they be happy? Most of them...

Nats sweep Cards; DC in World Series for 1st time since '33

Oct. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark's infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the...