Latest J.A. Happ News

Tatis botches popup, Cards beat Padres 8-7, win 8th straight

Sep. 19, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak. Tatis' brutal...

O'Neill's late homer rallies Cards past bickering Padres 3-2

Sep. 18, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the San Diego Padres squabbling amongst themselves, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to solidify their postseason position. Tyler O'Neill hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Cardinals came back to beat the Padres 3-2 Saturday...

Cardinals soar into playoff position behind ageless arms

Sep. 16, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the morning of the trade deadline in late July, the St. Louis Cardinals were a .500 team sitting 7 1/2 games outside a playoff spot. Even with new slugger Nolan Arenado at third base, a season that began with big expectations appeared to be slipping...

Nolan Arenado homers again, Cardinals beat Reds 2-0

Sep. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — J.A. Happ can finally get a good night of sleep. The St. Louis left-hander threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and Happ...

Nolan Arenado hits 30th homer, Cardinals beat Reds 6-4

Sep. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs and Paul DeJong had a solo shot to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Saturday night. St. Louis has won three of four and gained a game on Cincinnati in the NL...

Pujols homers in return to St. Louis, Dodgers down Cards 7-2

Sep. 07, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols rewarded an adoring crowd by hitting a home run in his return to Busch Stadium, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers toward a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Justin Turner homered twice and Will Smith also homered for the...

Scherzer strikes out 13, Dodgers beat Cardinals 5-1

Sep. 06, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 13 in his hometown and Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Scherzer (13-4) permitted one unearned run and six hits in eight innings in his...

Castellanos hits grand slam, plates six as Reds earn split

Sep. 01, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in six runs with a grand slam and a two-run shot in the first two innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 Wednesday night to split a doubleheader. Cincinnati rocked starter J.A. Happ (8-7) and regained...

Schwindel, Happ homer; Cubs hold on to beat Twins 3-1

Sep. 01, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered for the second straight game, Ian Happ added a towering homer into the third deck, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Manuel Rodríguez (3-2) earned the win for Chicago, working two scoreless...

Cardinals ride Happ, Edman to 4-3 win over Pirates

Aug. 27, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own admission, J.A. Happ can get inside his head too much sometimes, particularly when the St. Louis Cardinals left-hander faces the same team over and over. Taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third time in 17 days, the 38-year-old took a...