Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:42:30 GMTIt took a little while for the St. Louis Cardinals bats to get going during Thursday's day-night doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. After rallying late to win the first game, backed by Randal Grichuk's ninth-inning homer and Matt Carpenter's 11th inning grand slam, the Cardinals scored early and often in the nightcap to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 and sweep the doubleheader. The Cardinals, who got back to .500 at 11-11, recorded 14 runs and 25 hits in the two games.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:23:33 GMTMatt Holliday provided some walk-off heroics for New York Yankee fans against the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling 14-11 MLB win. Holliday stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the bottom of the 10th inning and sent everyone trotting around
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:06:54 GMTReliever Jason Motte returned to the majors on Thursday without his trademark beard. The former St. Louis Cardinals closer was recalled by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he had to shave his beard to comply with organization rules that forbid facial hair for minor league players. "My daughter's 4?, so she ended up shaving it for me," Motte told reporters, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "She was pretty excited to help me shave it. She did say, 'You look weird. Put it back on.' But it's all part of it. It'll be back." If he's successful with Atlanta, he'll have a chance to grow back his beard. The Braves have no rules about facial hair at the major league level.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:34:47 GMTIn his two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Dexter Fowler heard a familiar refrain from manager Joe Maddon. The Cubs often went to victory with Fowler spearheading the charge, including a win in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series in Cleveland as Fowler walloped a leadoff homer. Now the script is being repeated, only five hours or so south of Chicago.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:01:43 GMTThe Washington Nationals' offense is proving unstoppable early in the MLB season, while Justin Verlander bounced back on Thursday. The Nationals pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-5 to claim their 10th win in 11 games, making it 42 runs in three in the
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:30:09 GMTMarch comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. April, though, comes in like a Cub and goes out like a National. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Washington Nationals (15-6; Previous: 5): Nats really focused on their first 100 wins
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:59:52 GMTST. LOUIS - Earlier tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Pepper Martin, Tim McCarver, and Mark McGwire as their 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. “I was really impressed with Mark,” shared Mike Matheny, who was teammates with the slugger during the 2000-01 seasons. “Nobody’s going to give any sympathy, but it would have to be extremely difficult to be a superstar and be anywhere near normal. There was a period of time, specifically ’98, probably outside of our political leaders maybe the most recognizable face on the planet. With that in mind, I thought it transferred over–and I was able to spend a lot of time with him when we were teammates, and to watch how he treated people when everybody