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  • Brewers take advantage of mistakes to defeat Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS A win over St. Louis when Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals feels good any time. But it felt particularly good Monday for the Milwaukee Brewers after their horrible first week of the season. Taking advantage of some...
  • Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?

    Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?
    Minutiae is in the eye of the beholder, as the Jon Lester pickoff controversy proved. After giving up three stolen bases to the Cardinals on opening night, the Cubs' $155 million pitcher was forced to answer the charge of intentionally ignoring opposing...
  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter's blast in 11th beats Reds

    CINCINNATI Matt Carpenter's homer in the 11th did more than bring home the winning runs in a seesaw game against Cincinnati. It sent the Cardinals home with a winning start to the season. Carpenter drilled a two-run shot to the seats in center field...
  • Wainwright, Cardinals beat Cubs 3-0 on opening night

    The Chicago Cubs had Joe Maddon in the dugout, and Jon Lester on the mound. Wrigley Field had a new look, with a giant videoboard in left field and pictures of Ernie Banks draped over the closed bleachers. The St. Louis Cardinals had Adam Wainwright, and...
  • Cardinals' Heyward gets majors' 1st hit of season

    Jason Heyward got the first hit of the new major league season, a double in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night. Heyward scored the first run soon after that, on a single by Matt Holliday off new Cubs ace...
  • Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0

    Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0
    The summary After a stirring rendition of the national anthem by Wayne Messmer and a touching tribute to the late Ernie Banks on Wrigley Field's new video board, the Cubs quickly reverted to their struggling ways against the defending National League...
  • Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night

    Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night
    CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six innings of five-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday night in the major leagues opener. Jason Heyward had three hits in his St. Louis debut and Matt Holliday drove in...
  • Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up

    Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't worried about having hot water in the visiting clubhouse showers Sunday night when the season opens at under-construction Wrigley Field. After all, it wouldn't be the first time the Cardinals...
  • Nats ace Scherzer looks ready for opener, fans 9 Cards

    Nats ace Scherzer looks ready for opener, fans 9 Cards
    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Nationals manager Matt Williams...
  • Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation

    Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation
    GLENDALE , Ariz. — The Cubs are taking no chances with the $155 million left arm of Jon Lester, and they are exploring creative ways to maximize some of the $22 million left on the contract of Edwin Jackson. Lester, 31, the centerpiece of the...
  • 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...