St Louis Cardinals
Pujols hit three impressive home runs to tie the World Series record, amassing five hits and six RBIs Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 for a 2-1 edge.
On the sport’s biggest stage Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers remained deadlocked for practically nine rounds of riveting World Series play. And in a Fall Classic affair where one swing threatened to flip the outcome at any time, the American League’s entry overcame eight innings of offensive ineptitude to eke out a 2-1 win with a pair of runs during the game’s final frame.
David Freese hit an early three-run homer and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as the St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.
The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night and take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.
Randy Wolf (EL Camino High School) outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win at age 35 and the Milwaukee Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun (Granada Hills High School) in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-all.
David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series.
The Cardinals headed to Houston wearing Hawaiian shirts and already dressed for a party.
Juan Rivera homered and knocked in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored an early knockout of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second straight day, completing their first road sweep of the season with a 9-4 victory on Wednesday.
Clayton Kershaw won his National League-leading 16th game and Rod Barajas homered twice in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 13-2 victory over the fast-fading St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday abruptly left the team’s game against the Dodgers in the eighth inning and as Corey Patterson readied to enter the game in his place, it appeared second baseman Skip Schumaker told the bench a moth flew in Holliday’s ear.
Aaron Miles’ RBI triple keyed a two-run, ninth inning rally and the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Monday night.
As expected, Rafael Furcal has approved a trade that sends him to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Minor League OF Alex Castellanos and $2.5 million.
Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday that ended their five-game losing skid.
Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 on Saturday night to win their fourth in a row and sixth in seven games.
Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman each homered in consecutive at-bats and the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their fourth consecutive loss, 11-2 on Friday night.
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