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Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday night after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
You can't fault Dave Roberts for leaving in Clayton Kershaw to close out a dominant 1-0 shutout, even if he did have Kenley Jansen in the bullpen. He was cruising with a two-hitter, but then made one mistake, a wild pitch that allowed a hustling Randal Grichuk to score all the way from second base to tie the game.
The Cardinals activated P Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day DL on Tuesday and optioned P Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis following Sunday's game in a corresponding roster move.
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back to his dominant ways, and Cody Bellinger has proved he's as good as advertised. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have been happy to have Lance Lynn back, and Matt Carpenter's patience at the plate has been a plus.
Bernie Miklasz wonders how the Cardinals' pitching staff, particularly the bullpen, will navigate a tough stretch coming up against the Dodgers, Rockies and Cubs.
The defending champions stumbled out of the gate and there's one team well-positioned to stop a repeat: the Cardinals, bitter rivals who always seem to be in the postseason mix.
In mid-February, we wondered if Dexter Fowler could bring stability to the lineup and defensively. So far, he has given St. Louis some pop out of the leadoff spot, but the advanced metrics haven't been kind to his defense.
Losses in four of their last five games have the Cardinals back outside the top 10. Starting pitching has been a strength, but Adam Wainwright needs to continue improving.
Bernie Miklasz and Cardinals Insider Jen Langosch discuss Jhonny Peralta's return from the DL, the Matt Adams trade and coming up short on Cuban prospect Luis Robert.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN examines the Cardinals' frustrating 3-5 homestand in which the team's starters posted a 1.59 ERA in the five losses.
Matt Carpenter homered and Adam Wainwright turned in his second successive strong outing to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Sunday.
Christian Arroyo's two-run double broke a scoreless tie and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in 13 innings on Saturday night.
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Carlos Martínez is the 1st Cardinals pitcher to throw at least 9 scoreless innings and NOT get a win since Matt Morris in 2004.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Everybody wins the Matt Adams trade. The Braves needed someone to fill Freddie Freeman's shoes for the next two months-plusat first base, the Cardinals needed the roster spot with Stephen Piscotty due back soon from the DL, and Adams needed to be liberated from the danger of ever starting in left field ever again. He makes a fine temp in Atlanta, and could be a good bench bat for them to flip to a contender after Freeman returns.
The Braves, trying to fill the void left by 1B Freddie Freeman's injury, sent 19-year-old infielder Juan Yepez to the Cardinals in exchange for Matt Adams and cash considerations.
Eduardo Nunez doubled in two runs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Friday night.
Infielder Jhonny Peralta is back with the Cardinals after an extended stint on the disabled list with an upper respiratory infection.
The Cardinals and White Sox are reportedly the most likely landing spots for 19-year-old Cuban outfield prospect Luis Robert.
With Trevor Rosenthal pitching well again, the Cardinals have two qualified closers. They haven't used either one very imaginatively, though.
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Earned Run Average3.503rd