2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
79-69, 2nd in NL Cent

Tatis botches popup, Cards beat Padres 8-7, win 8th straight

— San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak.

The storylines to watch from the final weeks of MLB's regular season (2:02)
Dylan Carlson extends Cardinals' lead (0:28)
Tyler O'Neill's clutch 2-run HR puts Cardinals ahead late (0:33)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Paul Goldschmidt, the Roberto Clemente Award nominee for the St. Louis Cardinals, who have two winners on their roster, Adam Wainwright (2020) and Yadier Molina (2018), calls Clemente someone who "set the example" for all major leaguers.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In our 2011 interview, HoFer Ozzie Smith said of Wednesday's inductee, Derek Jeter, "A picture of consistency…a great baseball intellect, great baseball instincts, was taught the fundamentals when he was young and it seemed to carry over into his life…he was raised right." Smith also said of his fellow shortstop, "Having the confidence of your pitcher that you're the guy, that's the greatest compliment and Derek always had that."

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Pujols rewards St. Louis fans with HR in return

Albert Pujols drew a 40-second standing ovation when his name was announced prior to a first-inning at-bat in St. Louis, then he promptly drilled the fourth pitch from J.A. Happ on a line over the wall in left.

Flashback: McGwire breaks Maris' single-season HR record (0:29)
Jeff Roberson

Focus on 'process,' Scherzer K's 13 in hometown

Max Scherzer recorded his 104th double-digit strikeout game -- tying him for fifth place in MLB history -- as the Dodgers won for the seventh time when he starts. Said Scherzer: "I don't get caught up in the results. I focus on the process."

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0214th
Quality Starts52Tied-12th
Batting Average.24115th
On Base Percentage.31119th
Slugging Percentage.40320th