Latest Adam Wainwright News

AP source: Arenado staying with Cardinals through '27

Oct. 29, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the Cardinals, keeping him in St. Louis through the end of the 2027 season, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of...

Cardinals' Wainwright back in 2023; coaching staff to change

Oct. 26, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

Adam Wainwright will pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals next season, choosing to return for an 18th and final year with the club even as longtime teammates Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina head off into retirement. The 41-year-old Wainwright agreed Wednesday to a $17.5 million,...

World Series ump crew youngest in years, nod to K-zone tech

Oct. 26, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Now retired, longtime Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott scanned the playoff lineup and was startled to spot the names of so many young umps. When he saw the list for the upcoming World Series, he had the same reaction. And then some. “I saw hints in previous...

Cardinals face future without Pujols, Molina wearing red

Oct. 09, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Magic was happening on a chilly Saturday night in St. Louis, where the Cardinals were trailing the Philadelphia Phillies in a do-or-die Game 2 of their National League wild-card series, and Albert Pujols was stepping up to the plate. He rapped a clean base hit in...

Phillies hold off Cardinals 2-0 to sweep NL wild-card series

Oct. 09, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Phillies wasted no time taking their raucous celebration from the infield at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals had trudged off to mourn the end of an era, into the visiting clubhouse, where the champagne flowed freely and Calum Scott's “Dancing On My Own” pounded through...

Phillies' 6-run ninth tops Cardinals in 6-3 wild-card win

Oct. 07, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies showcased plenty of plucky resilience all season, bouncing back from a poor start and the firing of their manager to qualify for the postseason for the first time in more than a decade. It was going to take more than a two-run deficit in...

Cardinals closer Helsley OK for wild-card round vs Phillies

Oct. 07, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing closer Ryan Helsley is available for Game 1 of their National League wild-card series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Helsley hurt his finger in his final regular-season tune-up this week but was included on manager...

Phillies, Cardinals meet in playoffs; first time since 2011

Oct. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a decade ago, the talented triumvirate of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright helped power the St. Louis Cardinals past the Philadelphia Phillies in the divisional round of the playoffs, and ultimately to a World Series title. A lot has...

Pitchers across MLB throw final bullpen pitches full bore

Oct. 05, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Atlanta Braves ace Kyle Wright treats his last 10 or so warmup pitches as if he’s already facing an opponent in the opening inning. Madison Bumgarner lets his final few bullpen tosses fly with far more intensity than at first pitch. Miami's...

Pujols hits 702nd HR, ties Ruth in RBIs, Cardinals lose 7-5

Oct. 02, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career home run and tied Babe Ruth for second on the all-time RBI on Sunday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates took the game from the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5. Yadier Molina and Pujols, who will retire at the end of the season, were honored in...