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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Verlander has sore triceps, Astros send ace for more tests

Mar. 8, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests. Verlander was set to pitch four innings against the New York Mets. But with his velocity down from his previous start, Verlander was...

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Verlander says groin tightness no longer a concern

Mar. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As far as Houston ace Justin Verlander is concerned, the groin tightness that has bothered him much of the spring is done with. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner made his spring debut Tuesday, surrendering three runs, two earned, during 2 2/3 innings of a 6-3 loss...

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez looks at a ball after giving up an RBI-double to Atlanta Braves' Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St. Louis. St. Louis won't get reliever Jordan Hicks back from Tommy John surgery until midseason, so look for Martinez to handle the closing duties after doing an effective job down the stretch last season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Cardinals hope to build on NLCS run with very similar lineup

Feb. 7, 2020 1:23 PM EST

Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed this year, a byproduct of a breakout season in which he established himself as one of the game's best pitchers. When he was asked whether he can top it, Flaherty gave an answer that might...