A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres beginning Wednesday. All games in San Diego:
Four teams, two National League playoff spots.
And the AL Central champion.
Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre...
Milwaukee Brewers (29-30, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (29-28, second in the NL Central)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Gomber heard longtime Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright say that his goal before pitching a complete game against Milwaukee last week was to throw no more than 12...
St. Louis Cardinals (26-25, second in the NL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (22-32, fifth in the AL Central)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson left his start Thursday night after two innings because of right elbow tightness.
Detroit Tigers (19-22, fourth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (18-17, second in the NL Central)
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler O'Neill and Paul DeJong homered, five St. Louis pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday night to sweep a...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Dakota Hudson will break camp as St. Louis' fifth starter.
Hudson earned pitcher of the year honors for the Cardinals farm system and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt loved watching Yadier Molina grind out a big at-bat in the eighth inning.
With the bases loaded and two outs in a two-run game, Shildt got exactly what he wanted from Molina, a veteran star catcher who has helped St. Louis chase down plenty of playoff spots during his 15-year career.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong closed out a rough August with two big swings.
It's another positive sign for the rolling St. Louis Cardinals.
DeJong hit a three-run homer and a two-run single for a career-high five RBIs, helping Austin Gomber and the Cardinals pound the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right.
It was the start of a double feature — a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals.
Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run first inning and the Cardinals routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen earlier this season.
The left-hander used that experience to his advantage on Wednesday night.
Gomber tossed six shutout innings in his fourth start of the year, Marcell Ozuna homered and the Cardinals won their season-high eighth straight game, 4-2 over the Washington Nationals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At this point, it's almost as if the St. Louis Cardinals expect Matt Carpenter to hit a home run every day.
Carpenter connected for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and the Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Friday night.
Carpenter tops the National League with 32 home runs, a .600 slugging percentage and 65 extra-base hits. He has reached base in a career-high 28 straight games with 16 homers and 27 RBIs in that span.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Austin Gomber was ready to start the bottom of the seventh, still working on a no-hitter, when a siren sounded and lights started flashing. Great American Ball Park's fire alarm had malfunctioned.
That was a new one for the Cardinals' rookie left-hander, who got an unexpected 7-minute, 30-second break.
"At first, I didn't know what was going on," Gomber said. "I turned around and saw everything was flashing."
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto singled with one out in the seventh inning, breaking up left-hander Austin Gomber's no-hitter in his starting debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. One batter later, his shutout was gone, too.
Eugenio Suarez followed Votto's single with his second homer in two nights, pulling the Cincinnati Reds into a 2-2 tie and ending Gomber's night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Brebbia pitched in 70 major league games before earning his first career win. When the wait was over, the individual accomplishment was an afterthought compared to the exhilaration of stopping his team's archrival from earning its first sweep in nearly eight years at Busch Stadium.
Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Sunday night.