ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noah Syndergaard has found his health, and even a little bit of luck at the plate, but he's still off to a vexing start to the season.
New York Mets (11-9, second in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-9, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (1-1,...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With his best fastball command this season, Miles Mikolas showed his All-Star form of last year.
Mikolas allowed four hits in eight innings and also drove in two runs,...
St. Louis Cardinals (9-8, third in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-6, first in the NL Central)
Molina, Goldschmidt power Cardinals past Dodgers 4-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt praised Marcell Ozuna for his effort.
It definitely was a memorable performance.
Ozuna misplayed Kiké Hernández's drive in the eighth...
Padres rally for 6-4 win against Miller, Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Hedges loves the depth of San Diego's lineup.
Hedges and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Andrew Miller in the eighth inning, helping the Padres beat the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. knew all about the passionate St. Louis fan base — he was given a heads-up by his father, Fernando Sr., who played three seasons for the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carson Kelly went to the batting cage three or four times as the innings rolled on. He put on his catching gear and took it off a couple of times as well, waiting for double...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit three home runs and then was intentionally walked in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt was hoping to swing for baseball history when Brewers manager Craig Counsell took the bat out of his hands.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodger Stadium mound just won't look right on opening day without Clayton Kershaw standing on it.
First base will also look pretty weird for the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals are well aware of what happened last year.
Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are home for the first time since one memorable...
Goldschmidt’s $20M signing bonus to be paid through 2024
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's $144.5 million, six-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals includes a $20 million signing bonus to be paid over the next five years.
Goldschmidt, Cards bats, heating up at right time
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's solo homer in the first inning of St. Louis' Grapefruit League finale against Miami is indicative of what manager Mike Shildt has been saying all...
Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Lamb is tired of being asked about his move across the diamond. He's just ready to get the regular season going.
- Wisconsin State JournalPaul Goldschmidt hits three home runs as Cardinals beat BrewersMarch 31, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldA look forward at the Diamondbacks' 2019 seasonMarch 28, 2019
- The SunCardinals Deal for GoldschmidtDecember 6, 2018
- The Washington TimesCesar Hernandez, Phillies second baseman, bunts for 'home run'August 8, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar wins 'Final Vote' for All-Star GameJuly 12, 2018
Goldschmidt, Cardinals finalize $130M deal for 2020-24
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday.
Acquired in December from Arizona, the six-time All-Star first...
The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks facing life without Goldschmidt
PHOENIX (AP) — The post-Goldschmidt era is about to begin in the desert.
For the first time in nine years, the Arizona Diamondbacks will open a season without Paul Goldschmidt at first base....
John Mozeliak watched how the St. Louis Cardinals were galvanized following a managerial change midway through last season, then made a spirited run toward the playoffs that came up just...
Back tightness to sideline Cards’ Carpenter a few days
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Back tightness is expected to keep St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter out of the lineup until Wednesday.
Carpenter first noticed the issue on Saturday, when he...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Lamb does have his own first baseman's glove. It just has Paul Goldschmidt's name on it.
Lamb is taking over at first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks,...
Newcomer Kelly gets 1st chance to catch Arizona ace Greinke
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have tried to match up Zack Greinke with the same catcher per the pitcher's request. On Monday, 24-year-old Carson Kelly got his first chance...
Goldschmidt draws ovations, goes hitless in Cards debut
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — In his first at-bat in a St. Louis uniform, Paul Goldschmidt nearly showed the pop missing from last year's Cardinals lineup.
Rockies’ Arenado: State of free-agent market is ‘sad’
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The sluggish free-agent market the last two years has not scared Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, who could be among the most prized players after this...
Cards manager Shildt says Goldschmidt better than advertised
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt's phone lit up with texts and calls praising the character of Paul Goldschmidt after the Cardinals traded for the slugging first baseman in December.
Kelly, Weaver ready to make their marks for Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver will always been known as the other players in the Paul Goldschmidt trade. No matter what they do for the rest of their careers, good or bad, they will be linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks' fan-favorite first baseman.
But the Diamondbacks do not consider them replacements for Goldschmidt.
Diamondbacks open spring training with pitching questions
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks will spend spring training trying to find a way to fill the void left after slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was traded to St. Louis this offseason.
Filling Goldschmidt's cleats was not the only question the Diamondbacks faced as they opened spring training Wednesday.
Arizona has two starting rotation spots to fill and must close in on a closer, decisions that will likely last well into spring.
Correction: Cardinals-Spring Preview story
In a story Feb. 8 about the St. Louis Cardinals, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of catcher Yadier Molina.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Cardinals hope Goldschmidt, Miller push team over the top
The Cardinals knew they were short a couple of pieces last season, even though they were in contention to make the playoffs until the final week
Diamondbacks prepare for life without Goldschmidt
PHOENIX (AP) — For the first time in years, the Arizona Diamondbacks begin spring training without Paul Goldschmidt as the quiet, powerful anchor of the team.
A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin won't be there, either.
Times are changing for the Diamondbacks, who have significant holes to fill, to say the least.
Cardinals hope Goldschmidt can lead them back to playoffs
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After missing postseason play for the past three seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals believe they've struck gold with Paul Goldschmidt in their quest to play into October.
"We knew we just couldn't have a stagnant offseason. We knew we had to make some changes to our club because we felt like even though we had a good team last year, we still weren't good enough," said John Mozeliak, the team's president of baseball operations.
AP source: Diamondbacks sign Wilmer Flores to 1-year deal
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with former New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal includes a $6 million club option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt’s move to St Louis, Cubs not
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much.
St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick.
Cards’ Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.
The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. If he doesn't sign a new contract, he would be among the top free agents next offseason.
Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, St. Louis sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona.
Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards.
D-backs pick up Goldschmidt’s 1-year, $14.5 million option
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up the $14.5 million option on Paul Goldschmidt's contract for the 2019 season.
The club option was attached to the five-year, $32 million deal Goldschmidt signed in 2014, a deal considered one of the most team-friendly in baseball considering Goldschmidt's production through those years.
Hendricks takes shutout into 9th, Cubs beat D-backs 5-1
PHOENIX (AP) — Kyle Hendricks received a standing ovation from Chicago Cubs fans in Arizona for merely laying down a sacrifice bunt in the top of the ninth inning.
He earned all that applause away from home with the way he pitched on the mound.
Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth and the Cubs stifled the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series.
Rockies chasing 1st division title in tight NL West race
DENVER (AP) — Opposing managers Dave Roberts and Bud Black are close friends. Star infielders Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt talk all the time.
Swanson saves Braves in 10th for 5-4 win over Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — The series between National League playoff hopefuls Atlanta and Arizona has been a wild ride, and Saturday night's ending might have topped them all.
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop on the outfield grass and cut down Nick Ahmed at home plate for the final out to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 victory in 10 innings.
"He just gave every last bit of energy he had and obviously won the game for us," Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks hold on for 5-3 win over Braves
PHOENIX (AP) — The way things have been going for the Arizona Diamondbacks, being 1 1/2 games out of first place in the NL West seems almost unimaginable.
Yet that's where Arizona stands after a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Star slugger Paul Goldschmidt hit his 33rd home run and the Diamondbacks held off the NL East leaders in a matchup of slumping playoff contenders.
The Braves lost for the fourth time in five games and had their edge over Philadelphia cut to 2 1/2 games.
Turner lifts Dodgers over Diamondbacks 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered on Zack Greinke's first pitch of the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.
Los Angeles began the day two games behind Arizona in the NL West and 2 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.
The Dodgers also announced they had acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.
Goldschmidt, Greinke lead D’Backs past Mariners 5-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke are two of the players Arizona counts on most, and they came through when sorely needed on Sunday.
Goldschmidt hit his 30th homer, Greinke won for the first time in almost a month and the Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of Seattle by beating the Mariners 5-2.
Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Angels 5-1
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have been baseball's best first-inning team and they added to those numbers with Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer Wednesday night.
The way Clay Buchholz has been pitching, it was more than enough.
Goldschmidt homered to set the all-time mark at Chase Field, Buchholz pitched seven scoreless innings and the Diamondbacks earned a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Padres 9-4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night.
Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander Joey Lucchesi out to left-center field for his 28th of the season. That got Arizona going en route to its sixth straight win over San Diego at Petco Park.
Goldschmidt homers, Corbin sharp in D-backs 6-4 win at Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored more runs in the first inning this season than any team in baseball.
After Paul Goldschmidt's 27th homer in the first put the NL West-leaders ahead to stay, the Diamondbacks tacked on enough runs to back All-Star lefty Patrick Corbin's seven strong innings in a 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Goldschmidt homers twice as Diamondbacks beat Reds 9-2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered their way to a sorely needed win.
Goldschmidt hit two of Arizona's five homers, and the Diamondbacks avoided a sweep by pounding the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.
Daniel Descalso, Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta also connected for Arizona, and Zack Godley pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball. Goldschmidt finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Descalso also drove in three runs.
Bradley’s stunning triple helps D-backs outslug Rockies 11-8
PHOENIX (AP) — Three bags, four times.
And you wouldn't believe who got in on all the fun for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Spirited reliever Archie Bradley hit a stunning triple in the seventh inning, driving in two runs with one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.