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  1. Pedro Alvarez’s eighth-inning RBI single helps Pirates take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 7:39 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez finished the 2013 regular season with a .180/.252/.286 line against left-handed pitching. Not exactly his cup of tea. But he came through in a big spot against lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist, delivering a tie-breaking RBI single to right, putting the Pirates up 4-3 in the eighth inning. Siegrist, by the…

  2. Cardinals shut out the Cubs 7-0 to clinch the NL Central

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:11 PM EST

    David Freese

    Though a formality at this point, the Cardinals officially clinched the NL Central tonight with a 7-0 blanking of the Cubs. The offense got to Cubs starter Travis Wood early, scoring three times on a two-run double by Yadier Molina and an RBI single by Jon Jay. Wood exited after the first, as the one…

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2013, 7:04 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    Tigers 1, Twins 0: The Tigers finally clinch the AL Central. It was a nail-biter, though, as they scored their lone run in the first inning and then held off the Twins all night long. Best part of their celebration? For the second year in a row Max Scherzer rocked the goggles with two different…

  4. Shelby Miller leaves game after taking liner off elbow

    Aug 7, 2013, 8:37 PM EST

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    Cardinals star rookie Shelby Miller was removed in the first inning of his start Wednesday night against the Dodgers after taking a line drive off his throwing elbow from Dodgers leadoff man Carl Crawford. It was just the second pitch of the evening. Miller grabbed his right elbow and hunched over on the front of…

  5. Angels expected to keep shortstop Erick Aybar and second baseman Howie Kendrick

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

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    The Cardinals were said to have interest in executing a trade for Angels shortstop Erick Aybar on Tuesday, but those talks apparently fell apart. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Angels no longer expect to trade Aybar by today’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver deadline. Anaheim reportedly asked for one of the Cardinals’…

  6. Cardinals have interest in shortstop Erick Aybar

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler shares this scoop: After talking to the White Sox about Alexei Ramirez and checking in with the Phillies on Jimmy Rollins, the Cardinals have now been in touch with the Angels about Erick Aybar, according to sources. Anaheim surely wants young pitching prospects in return and that’s something the Cardinals possess.…

  7. Report: White Sox turn down Cardinals’ proposal for Alexei Ramirez

    Jul 24, 2013, 2:11 AM EST

    Alexei Ramirez, Joey Terdoslavich

    A “scouting source” told the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales that the White Sox rejected a proposal from the Cardinals that would have netted them top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez in return for shortstop Alexei Ramirez. The report doesn’t seem all that far-fetched, given that the Cardinals would surely like to improve over Pete Kozma and…

  8. Chris Carpenter: “It wasn’t what I was looking for”

    Jul 21, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

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    Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings on Saturday evening with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. It was his second minor league rehab start and he looked even worse than he did in his rough debut last week at Double-A Springfield. Carpenter spoke to reporters…

  9. Cardinals send prospect Carlos Martinez down to Triple-A

    May 27, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Called up to help the Cardinals’ sagging bullpen four weeks ago, 21-year-old prospect Carlos Martinez is headed down to Triple-A after making seven appearances with a 4.50 ERA and 9/3 K/BB ratio in eight innings. Martinez flashed the overpowering raw stuff that made him an elite prospect as a starter, averaging 96.0 miles per hour…

  10. Cardinals promote Tyler Lyons to replace Jaime Garcia

    May 19, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    With Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, the Cardinals have promoted 25-year-old lefty Tyler Lyons to take his spot in the rotation. Lyons had a 4.47 ERA with 38 strikeouts and nine walks in 46.1 innings with Triple-A Memphis. Via MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg: The Cardinals’ decision to…

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