St. Louis Cardinals

2nd NL Central | 67-59
  • Batting Avg
    .259 AVG
  • Runs
    632 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.02 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    119 HR
  • SNY1 hour ago

    De Aza's big night leads Mets' offense

    New York Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 2 for 4 with a home run and a career-high five RBIs in a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium. De Aza hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 3-0 lead, then blew the game open one inning later with a three-run home run off Adam Wainwright (9-8) to make it 7-0. "Anything that can help the team win, it feels great," De Aza said, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "It's fun to do that now, and every time you can. Every time you hit a home run, it's fun." De Aza's second multi-hit game of the month helped the Mets draw within 3 1/2 games of the Cardinals for the second Wils Card spot with 35 games

  • Zach Britton allowed an earned run for the first time since April 30
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    Zach Britton allowed an earned run for the first time since April 30

    Orioles closer Zach Britton had appeared in a major league record 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run, spanning May 5 to August 22. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening against the Nationals. The Orioles entered the bottom of the ninth inning holding a 10-3 lead, but reliever Parker Bridwell immediately found himself in hot water. He yielded back-to-back singles to Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson. He was able to strike out Trea Turner, but walked Jayson Werth to load the bases. Daniel Murphy then crushed his first career grand slam to make it a 10-7 game. That prompted manager Buck Showalter to bring in Britton. Britton, too, was knocked around. He served up a single

  • White Sox ballpark to be renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”
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    White Sox ballpark to be renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”

    Stadium naming rights have long been with us. They’re just a part of the sports landscape now. Some are pretty spiffy despite their corporate underwriting: “Great American Ballpark” could be the name of a sports facility even if it wasn’t also the name of an insurance company. “Progressive Field” could be the name of a field even an anti-corporate dude like Bernie Sanders could appreciate, at least if he’s sloppy with capitalization. Others are clunky: “Globe Life Park in Arlington” seems to have both adjective and preposition problems, as if it were run through a foreign language translator and then back again to English. The joint in Oakland went by the name O.co Coliseum for a spell. That