Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina set batterymates record

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By John Denton www.mlb.com ST LOUIS — Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina made history on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, when Wainwright took the ball for first-place St. Louis against NL Central-rival Milwaukee with Molina catching. It is their 325th regular-season start together, passing the Tigers’ Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan […]

Albert Pujols remembers milestone home runs

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By John Denton www.mlb.com ST. LOUIS — Take a stroll through homer history with Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols, and the first thing to note is the stunning photographic memory the slugger possesses when it comes to recalling pitchers faced, locations of balls in and out of the strike zone, swings […]

Ryan Helsley throws 104 mph pitch

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By John Denton www.mlb.com Ryan Helsley throws 104 mph pitch \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-104-mph-pitch\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-104-mph-pitch\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-104-mph-pitch\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Helsley said the combination of his rest, the anger he had about surrendering a leadoff home run to Manny Machado and his desire to blow a ball past Bell led up to his latest radar-popping pitch. \n  \n\”Bell had seen […]

Albert Pujols talks retirement plans, making history

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By John Denton www.mlb.com SAN DIEGO – Extremely confident even at 42 years old that he could still play at a high level, Cardinals star slugger Albert Pujols said he announced his retirement plans back in Spring Training to avoid the exact predicament he now finds himself in. With him […]

Juan Yepez recalled, Nolan Gorman optioned

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By John Denton www.mlb.com SAN DIEGO — Looking to send a charge into their struggling offense while also finding a way to get consistent playing time for one of their top young infielders, the Cardinals recalled outfielder Juan Yepez and optioned second baseman Nolan Gorman to Triple-A Memphis, the team […]

Cardinals walk it off in 11th inning in Game 2

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By John Denton www.mlb.com ST. LOUIS — A simple detail adhered to in Saturday’s 11th inning — Andrew Knizner running on the inside of the third-base line and causing a throwing error that won the Cardinals a game — perfectly describes the kind of team St. Louis talked about being […]

Yadier Molina homers in Game 1 win against Reds

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By John Denton www.mlb.com ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals got a home run from a retiring legend on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, but in this instance, it was from veteran catcher Yadier Molina and not slugger Albert Pujols. Pujols still sits two shy of the 700-home run […]

Ryan Helsley throws immaculate inning

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By John Denton www.mlb.com Ryan Helsley throws immaculate inning \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-immaculate-inning\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-immaculate-inning\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ryan-helsley-throws-immaculate-inning\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”“It was after the 8th \\[strike\\] after he fouled it off, and I thought, ‘Hey, I’ve got one shot at it, so I’m going to try and rip the best pitch of the night, and it succeeded,” said Helsley, who recorded […]

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 698

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By John Denton www.mlb.com ST. LOUIS — Continuing to hit home runs with great meaning — both in terms of historical significance and to the Cardinals’ chances of landing a top playoff seed — Albert Pujols hit the 698th home run of his career Friday against the Reds. With the […]

Albert Pujols hits career homers 699 and 700

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By John Denton www.mlb.com Albert Pujols hits career homers 699 and 700 \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”albert-pujols-hits-career-home-run-no-699\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.7″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”albert-pujols-hits-career-home-run-no-699\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.7.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”albert-pujols-hits-career-home-run-no-699\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.8″:{“content”:”The 42-year-old Pujols, who has said this is the final season of his 22-year career, joined Barry Bonds (762 home runs), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) as the only sluggers in AL/NL history to hit at […]

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