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  • Bernie Miklasz: Holliday still the key to Cardinals' offense

    To improve their power and run-scoring production in 2015, the Cardinals need a lot of things to go right. It's a fairly long list. In no particular order: The Cardinals need new RF Jason Heyward to provide significant impact by rediscovering the...
  • Cardinals courting Jason Heyward

    Wearing a red, V-neck Air Jordan brand tee shirt and Nikes highlighted by the same color red, the outfielder the Cardinals hope becomes a fixture split the curtains Saturday and stepped up to the table from where he would meet his new fanbase. A roar...
  • Cardinals, Lance Lynn agree to 3-year deal for $22 million

    Before Lance Lynn got far enough into the arbitration process and pursued a record-setting salary, the Cardinals and the strapping right-hander agreed on a three-year deal. The deal is worth $22 million, according to a source with knowledge of its...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: J.P. Howell, the one reliable middle reliever

    Daily Dodger in Review: J.P. Howell, the one reliable middle reliever
    J.P. HOWELL, 32 in April, relief pitcher. Final 2014 stats: 2.39 earned-run average and 3-3 in 68 games, with a 1.14 WHIP, .183 batting average, team-high 27 holds and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Contract status: Second of two-year deal at $4...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet
    The baseball team at Highland Park High, just outside of Dallas, needed some fresh talent for the coming season. It was the fall of 2002 when the coach wandered over to football practice, curious to see whether any freshmen might be athletic enough to...
  • Kolten Wong's walk-off home run lifts Cardinals past Giants, 5-4

    Silence fell over Busch Stadium, ominous in its omnipresence. The best fans in baseball, as they like to call themselves, sensed that they might be seeing their last home game this year. It was bad enough that the St. Louis Cardinals had needed only two...
  • Icing: It's not just for hockey anymore ... it's an ethical quandary

    Icing: It's not just for hockey anymore ... it's an ethical quandary
    Reader Patrick Gallagher of Long Beach demands more notes columns. Statistics say we'd better respond. In a recent scientifically inconclusive Los Angeles Times readership poll of 200 nuns, 47 ex-felons and 622 out-of-work lawyers, my regular readership...
  • Cardinals await news on Molina, hope to carry on without him

    ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina's availability for the remainder of the postseason was in doubt Sunday night when he suffered a strained left oblique. Molina, the St. Louis Cardinals' All-Star catcher, bent over in pain in the sixth inning of Game 2...
  • Jake Peavy still pushing for postseason breakthrough

    ST. LOUIS — This would've been as good a time as any for Jake Peavy to prove he's a big-game pitcher. With free agency beckoning and a second straight chance under the October spotlight, the Giants right-hander went into Game 2 of the National...
  • Cardinals even up series with Kolten Wong's walkoff HR

    Cardinals even up series with Kolten Wong's walkoff HR
    ST. LOUIS -- On a night when they might have lost their perennial All-Star catcher, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to tie the National League Championship Series. Second baseman Kolten Wong led off the bottom of the ninth Sunday with St. Louis'...
  • There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle

    There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle
    The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit. The failure happened here,...