Monday, ApRil 20, 2015
-The Blues will play game three of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series tonight in St. Paul, Minn., against the Minnesota Wild. Their 4-1 win behind Vladimir Tarasenko's hat trick on Saturday tied the series at a win apiece. The Blues have lost their last eight playoff games on the road dating back to 2012.
- The Cardinals completed a sweep of the Reds and won their fifth game in a row when Jon Jay doubled in the eighth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Kolten Wong to give the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright a 2-1 win Sunday night at Busch Stadium.The combined staff ERA fell to 1.91 for the first 11 games of the season.
- Matt Carpenter hit his fifth career leadoff homer, giving him at least two hits including one extra-base hit in seven consecutive games, tying a franchise record set by Ripper Collins in 1935.
- The Cardinals are off today before opening a three-game series and six-game trip Tuesday night in Washington.