Game Report: Cardinals 18, Cubs 5
Game Report: Cardinals 18, Cubs 5
Matt Carpenter became the first Cardinals player in history with five extra-base hits in a game - three homers and two doubles - and drove in seven runs on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Much of Shildt's success is linked to a book
Much of Shildt's success is linked to a book
Mike Shildt's preparation for his new job included stints as a teacher, scout, minor-league coach and manager and major-league coach. A small black book also was involved.
Cardinals believe Gorman can be
Cardinals believe Gorman can be "a special player"
It hasn't taken long for 18-year-old Nolan Gorman, to make a favorable impression on the Cardinals and prompt long-time coaches to say he has a chance to be "a special player."
Can the Cardinals find another All-Star in Japan?
Can the Cardinals find another All-Star in Japan?
The success Miles Mikolas has had, making the All-Star team, has provided confirmation the Cardinals' scouting process in Japan is working. They are already trying to find the next Mikolas.
Desire for new voice prompted Matheny's firing
Desire for new voice prompted Matheny's firing
The Cardinals hierarchy did not believe the team was going to be able to improve its performance without making a change in managers, prompting the firing of Mike Matheny.
Dakota Hudson about to step onto two big stages
Dakota Hudson about to step onto two big stages
Dakota Hudson has become the best pitching prospect in the Cardinals farm system. His competition this week is the Triple A All-Star game and the Futures Game.
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From the monthly archives: December 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Alumni Game gets Winter Classic festivities off to exciting start

Members of the Blues Alumni team thought they knew what Saturday's game against the Blackhawks at Busch Stadium would be like, but the reality of the game exceeded their expectations. 

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Rams move to Los Angeles was top St. Louis sports story in 2016

The top story in St. Louis sports in 2016 occurred just 12 days into the new year, the decision by NFL owners to approve the move of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles. 

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Rookie goalie posts shutout as Predators get 4-0 win over Blues

The Blues were shut out for the first time at home this season Friday night, losing 4-0 to the Nashville Predators and rookie goalie Juuse Saros, who was making only the seventh start of his career. 

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A look back at notable deaths in St. Louis sports world in 2016

One of the notable figures in the St, Louis sports world who died in 2016 was former Cardinals catcher and longtime broadcaster Joe Garagiola, who died in March at the age of 90. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 2

The story coming in second on the annual STLSportspage.com list of the top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 was the Blues reaching the Western Conference final for the first time in 15 years.

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Remembering STLSportsPage’s favorite stories from 2016

Our favorite stories of 2016 were about baseball players at various stages of their careers, including the story we ran from Memphis in July about the evolution of Alex Reyes, shortly before he was promoted to the majors. 

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Top stories of the year in St. Louis sports - number 3

The story which ranked third on our list of the top stories of the year in St. Louis sports was the Cardinals failing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. 

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Robby Fabbri's first career hat trick leads Blues over Flyers

Robby Fabbri's first career hat trick, including two goals in a four-goal third period, helped the Blues earn a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night at Scottrade Center. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 4

Ranking fourth on the list of the top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 was the Cardinals' decision to not pick up the option on Matt Holliday's contract for 2017, ending his seven-season stay in St. Louis. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 5

David Backes' departure from the St. Louis Blues after 10 seasons was ranked as the number 5 story of the year in St. Louis sports. Backes signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins on July 1. 

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

- Matt Carpenter became the first Cardinals player in history with five extra-base hits in a game - three homers and two doubles - and drove in seven runs on Friday in an 18-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He hit a leadoff homer in the first, a two-run homer in the secibdm gad twi doubles in a seven-run fourth and hit a three-run homer in the sixth before coming out of the game with the Cardinals leading 15-1.

- Carpenter's 16 total bases tied the franchise record set by Mark Whten when he hit four homers in a game in 1993. He tied Lou Brock's record with 21 leadoff homers in his career.

- The Cardinals and Cubs play a day-night doubleheader today, with Luke Weaver and John Gant the scheduled starters for the Cardinals.. 

 

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