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Pham's 1st homer gives Cards early lead

Tommy Pham picked a good time to hit his first major league HR, as his 2-run shot in the 3rd gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead over the Padres. Follow live

Cardinals' Garcia placed on DL

Jaime Garcia's strained ground will require a DL stint, St. Louis announced today. The Cards' starter had a 1.69 ERA in 7 starts this season.

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Cardinals edge Padres 2-1 to stop 4-game slide

Jhonny Peralta broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday to stop their longest losing streak of the season at four games.

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Padres jump ahead of Cards, 1-0

Yangervis Solarte hit a HR -- his fifth straight game with an extra-base hit. Carlos Martinez had given up just two home runs in his previous eight starts. Follow live

Out of their league

Almost exactly halfway through the season. the National League has pretty much gone to script, as all three preseason favorites lead their divisions. In the AL, no current division leader was projected to finish better than 3rd before the season started.

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Final: Padres 2, Cardinals 1

Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying homer in the 7th and drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th to carry the Padres to a 2-1 win and hand the Cardinals their 4th straight loss. Follow live

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Grantland: Look for Jay to rebound

Ben Lindbergh sees Cardinals CF Jon Jay hitting into better luck during the second half of the season. MLB breakouts and breakdowns

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Venable homer boosts Padres in extra innings

Will Venable hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling St. Louis Ca

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Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals

The Cardinals lost 3 home games in a row for the first time this season as Will Venable's 2-run homer in the 11th gave the Padres a 5-3 win in St. Louis. Box score

More extra innings for Cardinals

Tied 3-3 with San Diego, St. Louis is headed to extra innings for the 11th time this season. Only the Cubs (13) have played free baseball more. Follow live

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First career hit for Tim Cooney

After surrendering a HR to the Padres' Tyson Ross -- the opposing pitcher -- Cardinals LHP Cooney ripped a double to deep left for his first MLB hit, and then plated a run thanks to Matt Carpenter's RBI single. San Diego leads 3-2 in the 5th. Follow live

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Cards fire scouting director amid hacking scandal

The Cardinals said Thursday that they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the federal investigation into whether the team hacked an Astros database.

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Cardinals place OF Jay on 15-day disabled list

The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise on Thursday, making room on the roster for call-up Tim Cooney to st

Jon Jay (wrist) to 15-day DL

The Cardinals outfielder, who is coming off offseason wrist surgery, has been added to the disabled list due to a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise. Jay hit .223 in 57 games and was on the DL in May with wrist issues.

Cardinals fire scouting director

The Cardinals let go Chris Correa after an "imposed leave of absence," a lawyer for Cardinals executives said today. The lawyer for chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and GM John Mozeliak declined to comment on the reasons for his separation. Correa had been one focus of the Astros hacking case, according to sources. (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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Who is baseball's best manager?

ESPN surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts in a multitude of categories, and no manager ranked higher overall than the Giants' Bruce Bochy.

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ESPN's National League All-Stars

Who is deserves a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs31723rd
Batting Average.2607th
On Base Percentage.3255th
Slugging Percentage.39416th
Earned Run Average2.621st
Quality Starts551st
WHIP1.207th
BAA.2428th

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