Gyorko, Dodgers damage Mets’ chances with 3-2 comeback win
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso is slumping at the wrong time for the New York Mets.
And with little margin for error, their two most reliable relievers let a game get away Sunday night that...
Smith’s 3-run homer lifts Dodgers over Rockies 5-1
DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't make a lot of noise at the trading deadline, but they made plenty in their final turn at the plate on Wednesday.
Dodgers add INF Gyorko, LHP Kolarek at trade deadline
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko and international signing bonus allocation from the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Tony Cingrani and Jeffrey Abreu at Wednesday's...
CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day injured list with a strained lower back before Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs and purchased the contract...
Hudson goes 6 strong, Cardinals beat Phillies 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dakota Hudson stopped another losing skid for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hudson tossed six effective innings, Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and the Cardinals beat the...
Flaherty scheduled to start as St. Louis hosts Atlanta
Atlanta Braves (29-24, second in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (26-25, fourth in the NL Central)
Gyorko homers as Cardinals rally past Braves 6-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — This time, the St. Louis Cardinals made a couple of big plays down the stretch.
Hasn't happened very much in May.
Pinch hitter Jedd Gyorko connected for a three-run...
Cecil, 4 other Cardinals on injured list to start season
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed five players on the injured list as they shaped their roster for Thursday's opener at Milwaukee.
DeJong homers off Jansen in 9th, Cardinals sweep Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul DeJong hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals' eighth straight road win helped them improve to 17-4 this month, the most wins in the majors. They've homered in 15 straight games, one off the current season mark of 16 in a row by Philadelphia.
St. Louis remained 2½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs.
Cardinals homer in 14th straight game, beat Dodgers 5-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even when the Cardinals run into each other, they can't lose.
Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna slugged two-run homers and St. Louis overcame a lack of communication in the outfield to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals improved to a major league-best 16-4 in August and moved atop the NL wild-card standings by a half-game over Milwaukee.
They also climbed to 2 ½ games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs.
Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear.
They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night.
St. Louis improved to 15-4 this month, the most wins in the majors. The Cardinals have won six straight away from home and are 35-29 on the road.
Flaherty, streaking Cardinals top Royals 8-3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jack Flaherty got a lift from St. Louis' lineup, and the rookie right-hander made the most of it.
Flaherty struck out nine in seven innings, and the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
Harrison Bader and Jose Martinez each hit a two-run homer, helping the Cardinals move seven games above .500 for the first time since June 12. They are 15-9 since Mike Shildt was named interim manager on July 15.
Flaherty cruises, Carpenter homers as Cardinals top Bucs 2-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts.
Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Gyorko, Wong and Molina lead Cardinals over Pirates, 8-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kolten Wong didn't miss a beat as he came off the disabled list. In fact, he had one of his best games of the season.
The second baseman was activated before the game and had three hits to help lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Jedd Gyorko drove in three runs and Yadier Molina also had three hits.
Wong had been out since July 22 with left knee inflammation and brought a .216 batting average into the game.
Cardinals look for spark after manager’s shock firing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the St. Louis Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny's sudden dismissal.
Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals entered Sunday's game one game over .500 and 7½ games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and are in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season for the first time since 1999.
Cardinals power their way to 5-2 win over Padres with 3 HRs
ST. LOUIS (AP) — June is shaping up as a good month for St. Louis first baseman Jose Martinez.
Martinez and Marcell Ozuna hit two-run homers, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Monday night.
Martinez has five homers over his last five games. He had his NL-leading 10th three-hit game of the season and has reached base safely in each of his last 11 games.
Cardinals get 12th straight win over Reds, 7-6 in 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) — A downpour in the bottom of the ninth delayed the finish. When the skies cleared, closer Bud Norris blew a two-run lead that sent it to an extra inning.
No matter. The St. Louis Cardinals always find a way to beat the Cincinnati Reds.
Cardinals rally past slumping Pirates 6-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Harrison Bader stepped to the plate with a chance to pull the St. Louis Cardinals even knowing the heat Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez was going to send his way.
Gyorko hits 1 of 5 Cardinals home runs in 9-5 win vs Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jedd Gyorko likes playing at Petco Park even though it hasn't been his home ballpark for three seasons.
Gyorko homered and improved his batting average to .525 in 12 games against his old team, and Paul DeJong, Marcell Ozuna, Harrison Bader and Tommy Pham also went deep to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-5 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Ozuna breaks out of slump, Cardinals roll past Mets
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Desperate to break out of a slump, Marcell Ozuna resorted to changing lumber.
The move worked wonders for the St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder.
Using a bat borrowed from teammate Jose Martinez, Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single, and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start as the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 9-1 on Wednesday night.
"I needed to get my feeling back," Ozuna said. "This made feel a lot better."
Gyorko to 10-day DL, Bader recalled by Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list and recalled prospect Harrison Bader from Triple-A before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Gyorko left Monday's game in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring. Greg Garcia will fill in at third base.
Gyorko batted .272 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs but missed 17 games in early September because of the same injury.
Gonzalez fares better this time for Nats
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A few hours before his start here Friday veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez was in shorts and a T-shirt as he watched a good-natured golf competition between his teammates that was the idea of new manager Dave Martinez.
A team led by pitching ace Max Scherzer won the closest-to-the-flag event. Gonzalez did not take part due to his start, which came a few hours later against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at the spring training complex FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Right shoulder tendinitis could limit Cardinals’ Carpenter
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Right shoulder tendinitis could limit the versatility this year of the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter.
He has not played in any exhibition games because of back tightness.
"The shoulder is always something we're concerned about," manager Mike Matheny said Thursday. "That probably hasn't been talked about much during all of this."
Cardinals deny Cubs from clinching
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Cubs went into Tuesday night's game against St. Louis with a chance to clinch the NL Central. The Cardinals did everything they could to keep that from happening.
The Cardinals hit four home runs and were able to withstand a late Cubs' rally for an 8-7 victory.
Cardinals rally past Pirates in 9th for 4-3 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flip to second base gone awry threatened to sap the St. Louis Cardinals of the momentum that has carried them from the doldrums of August to the middle of the playoff race in September.
No matter. A series of small moves executed perfectly allowed the Cardinals to rally against one of the best closers in the game.
Wacha, Gyorko lead Cardinals to 1-0 win over Diamondbacks
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis starter Michael Wacha pitched six innings and Jedd Gyorko drove in the lone run with one of his three hits Friday night, leading the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wacha (8-4) allowed three hits. He has won five of his last six starts and improved to 7-1 in 12 starts at Busch Stadium this season.
DeJong continues hot streak as Cardinals roll past Rockies
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong homered and Randal Grichuk had a career-high four hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
St. Louis has won four of five while Colorado has lost four of six.
Bader doubles, slides home as Cards top Rockies 3-2 in debut
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader started the day in Memphis and ended it sliding across home plate with the game-winning run for the St. Louis Cardinals in his major league debut.
Wainwright, Fowler put on DL by Cards, who bring up Bader
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright went on the disabled list with back tightness, and St. Louis put outfielder Dexter Fowler on the DL because of a strained left wrist.
CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter has left the Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs with right quad tightness.
Carpenter reached on an error in the first and was thrown out at home when he tried to score on Jedd Gyorko's two-out double to left-center. Carpenter was replaced by Luke Voit before the Cubs batted in the second inning Sunday night.
The 31-year-old Carpenter is batting .248 with 14 homers and 46 RBIs in 93 games. The team says he is day to day.
DeGrom wins seventh straight start, Mets top Cardinals 7-3
NEW YORK (AP) — With the non-waiver trade deadline approaching, Jacob deGrom's name has been tied to playoff contenders in both leagues.
For now, the hard-throwing right-hander is doing his best to help the scuffling Mets get back into the playoff race.
Staked to an early lead on Wednesday, deGrom (11-3) pitched into the seventh inning and won his career-best seventh straight start as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3.
Wainwright, Molina, Gyorko help Cardinals beat D-backs, 4-3
PHOENIX (AP) — A night after giving up two runs in a loss, the St. Louis Cardinals turned to Trevor Rosenthal again out of the bullpen with the game on the line.
Rosenthal held on for the win, though it was adventurous. The veteran right-hander survived a rocky ninth inning that included two wild pitches, and got the save in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night.
Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7-6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Cardinals used the long ball to rally and small ball to win.
Tommy Pham's second solo homer off Hector Neris in the ninth inning tied it and the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in 10 innings Wednesday night.
Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Jose Martinez also connected for St. Louis.
"Any time you come back like that, it feels real good, shows we have a lot of character," Pham said.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Magneuris Sierra from Double-A Springfield.
The 21-year-old Sierra made his major league debut last month and hit .367 (11 for 30) in seven games before he was sent down when infielder Jhonny Peralta was activated from the disabled list. The speedy Sierra got the start in left field for Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Cardinals 3B Gyorko scratched from lineup with wife in labor
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Third baseman Jedd Gyorko was scratched from the St. Louis Cardinals lineup Tuesday because his wife is having a baby.
Gyorko was originally going to bat cleanup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jhonny Peralta replaced him in the lineup and will bat sixth, with Yadier Molina moving from the No. 5 spot to cleanup.
Gyorko scratched from lineup with sore hand
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Jedd Gyorko has been scratched from Saturday night's lineup because of a sore right hand.
Gyorko took a bad hop off his throwing hand in the second inning of Friday's 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. He left in the bottom of the sixth after going 2 for 4 with one RBI.
Gyorko leads St. Louis with six homers and is second on the team with 27 hits. Greg Garcia replaced him in the lineup.