Cardinals activate OF Grichuk, LHP Duke from DL
CHICAGO (AP) — The sliding St. Louis Cardinals made a flurry of moves before the start of a key series against the Chicago Cubs, activating outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Zach Duke from the disabled list on Friday and recalling catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A Memphis.
Carlos Martinez dominates as Cards blank Phils 7-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez has been waiting for this moment.
The St. Louis Cardinals' ace right-hander struck out 11 and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 on Saturday, the first shutout and first complete game of his career.
Molina scratched from start in Friday’s game
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals scratched catcher Yadier Molina from the starting lineup Friday night with lower back spasms.
Eric Fryer replaced Molina against the Philadelphia Phillies. Fryer was set to hit in the eighth spot.
Molina hit .300, playing in six games, on the recent seven-game trip on which St. Louis did not win a game. He has started 51 of the 58 games this season.
Jackson solid, Jankowski steals home and Padres beat Bucs
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Jankowski and the San Diego Padres are turning the straight steal of home into a trademark this season.
Edwin Jackson pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Travis Jankowski capped the scoring by stealing home and the Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday night.
It was the fourth time the Padres had a straight steal of home this season, and the...