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89-67, 1st in NL Cent
Molina and DeJong go back-to-back to seal Cards' win (0:47)

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel, Cards beat Cubs 9-8

Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss with a wild 9-8 victory on Saturday.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We're underway at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals are sporting their powder blues today, which strikes a happy nostalgic chord in my aging heart. With wins in the first two games of the series, it's possible St. Louis can clinch a postseason spot tomorrow on the Cubs' home field. The Redbirds would need to win today and tomorrow, which would eliminate the Cubs from the division race, and they'd need the Mets to lose at least once.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Kolton Wong's hamstring is improving, though he won't play today. He's still listed as day-to-day, though Shildt declined to put a timetable on his return.

Mendoza attributes Cardinals' success to Flaherty (1:15)
Molina's 2-RBI single all the offense Cards need (0:29)

BBTN: Cards/Cubs, Modern Managing, Mendoza

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss Anthony Rizzo's unexpected return to the Cubs lineup as Chicago faces St. Louis in a crucial NL Central matchup (11:39). Plus, Buster compares Jack Flaherty to a Hall of Famer and Karl talks about Joe Maddon's personality clash with the Chicago front office. Jessica Mendoza also previews this weekend's Phillies/Indians series (33:40) and Rena Banena brings the Friday "Bleacher Tweets" and some love advice (45:12).

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3dJesse Rogers

Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs

The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But, once again, the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away.


Carpenter HRs off Kimbrel as Cards beat Cubs

Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kolten Wong left tonight's game at Wrigley Field with a hamstring injury and his status is listed as day to day. Would be a good time for Matt Carpenter to step up for the Cardinals.

Starting pitching crucial for Cardinals, Cubs (0:45)
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HOF manager Herzog recovering from stroke

Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog has received treatment after suffering a stroke on Monday, the team announced. "Whitey has received treatment and is currently resting, and doing well."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals announced that Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzong, 87, suffered a minor stroke on Monday during his charity golf tournament. According to the team's statement, Herzon reports that has received treatment and is "doing well." Herzog managed the Redbirds to three pennants and a championship in the 1980s and, in the 1970s, guided the Kansas City Royals to three straight division titles.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Not the usual ballpark sight: The Cardinals have a garden going on the perimeter of the upper concourse at Busch Stadium. Among its uses is to supply fresh herbs for the chefs at the stadium.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

That flock of Cardinals out there in center field is the team gathering for their annual photo. Wonder if they sign each other's yearbook?

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6dBradford Doolittle

Allergies, asthma sent Cards' Martinez to hospital

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez rejoined the team Monday, two days after he was hospitalized to deal with respiratory issues.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.805th
Quality Starts738th
Batting Average.24621st
On Base Percentage.32218th
Slugging Percentage.41423rd