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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, smiles as he looks back at St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, after hitting a solo home run during the third inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals, Brewers split doubleheader amid playoff chase

Sep. 26, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader Friday night. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hudson 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Cards hit 4 HRs, top Reds

Sep. 13, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson allowed just one hit in six innings and the St. Louis Cardinals backed him with four home runs to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Saturday night. “I thought he had plus-stuff,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. “He had good movement. I thought he...

St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates after scoring during the third inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wieters has 19-pitch at-bat as Cardinals split DH with Twins

Sep. 8, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backup catcher Matt Wieters acknowledges he might have to get in better shape for the St. Louis Cardinals. He nearly did, all in one trip to the plate. Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a grueling 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a deep flyout with the bases loaded during a wild rally...

Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Hendricks goes 8 innings, Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1

Sep. 7, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a command performance at a big moment for the Chicago Cubs. Hendricks went eight innings, and the NL Central-leading Cubs beat the second-place St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday. Led by Hendricks and a 10-hit attack, Chicago...

Cardinals' Molina exits game against Cubs with bruised elbow

Sep. 7, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised left elbow. It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The nine-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner was replaced by Matt Wieters in the sixth. Molina was batting .276...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Darvish, Contreras lead Cubs past Cardinals 4-1

Sep. 5, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — While his manager is running out of things to say about him, Yu Darvish knows exactly how good he has been this year. Asked to compare his recent roll to any previous point in his career, Darvish responded: “Three times better than before.” No kidding. Darvish pitched seven...

Cardinals activate C Matt Wieters from injured list

Sep. 4, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday after being sidelined by a broken left big toe. Catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to the team's alternate training site to make room for Wieters, who is 0 for 12 in six games in his second season...

Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Reyes HR, 5 RBIs, Indians get 20 hits, rout Cardinals 14-2

Aug. 29, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night. A group of approximately 100 protesters arrived outside Busch Stadium’s left field gate during the top of the...

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong drops his bat after hitting a walk-off single to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cards finally back home, rally for 3 in 9th to beat Reds 5-4

Aug. 21, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit an RBI single and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to Busch Stadium with a rousing rally, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Thursday night. St. Louis played its first home game since July 26. The Cardinals were idle for 17 days after 10...

Cardinals catcher Molina back from virus, starts vs Reds

Aug. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned to the starting lineup on Thursday night after missing almost three weeks with COVID-19. The nine-time All-Star was cleared by Major League Baseball to resume activities on Tuesday. He was behind the plate when St. Louis hosted Cincinnati in its...