Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night.
Carpenter, Cardinals create runs
Matt Carpenter started the game off with a solo shot but the rest of the team soon followed suit for 14 hits and 7 runs. The St. Louis pitching also dominated the Rockies to get a shutout win.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson will be placed on the DL with two broken ribs after diving for a ball in the fifth inning of Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, manager Walt Weiss confirmed.
Rockies manager: Axford out as closer
Walt Weiss said before Colorado's game against St. Louis that John Axford will not be closing. In his last five appearances he has blown four saves, giving up 8 runs, 8 hits and 8 walks in 3 innings.
Eric Karabell examines the trades that helped fantasy owners this week, and those that did not.
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
Jose Reyes @lamelaza_7
Nunca te des por vencido, las grandes cosas llevan tiempo.??
Bowden: Best remaining options
Carlos Gonzalez was thought to be the next Rockies player to go after Troy Tulowitzki, but after three days there's been no bite. In the waning hours before the deadline, where could Gonzalez land? Potential fits (Insider)
Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs and Greg Garcia's bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Thursday night.
Final: Cardinals 9, Rockies 8
St. Louis entered the bottom of the 9th down 2 runs, but Jhonny Peralta tied it up with a 2-run single and Greg Garcia walked to score the winning run and help St. Louis avoid a third straight loss. Box score
Rockies' rally leads to lead
An early 4-1 Cardinals lead is no more thanks to an RBI single by Corey Dickerson. St. Louis SP Carlos Martinez, who entered tonight with a 0.69 July ERA, has surrendered 5 earned runs on 10 hits through 5 innings. Follow live
Nothing like helping your own cause
Rockies SP Chris Rusin's first career HR, a 2-run shot, came at a perfect time -- with his team down 4-2 to the Cardinals. And now things are all knotted up in the 4th in St. Louis. Follow live
Check out how Jon Lester did something no Cubs left-hander had done in 100 years.
Trade deadline discussions dominated the coverage from the writers of the ESPN SweetSpot Network
Jon Lester struck out 14, one shy of his career high and the most for a Cubs pitcher in more than a decade, leading Chicago over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Wednesday.
Jon Lester with historic Cubs outing
The LHP struck out 14 Rockies in 8 IP in the Cubs' 3-2 win, becoming the first Cub to strike out 14 in a game since Mark Prior's 16 in Sept. 2004 -- and the 1st Cubs lefty to K at least 13 in the last 100 seasons. Box score
Cubs catch Reyes stealing
Newly acquired Jose Reyes debuted for Colorado with a first-inning single. However, when he tried to take advantage of Jon Lester's highly publicized issue with holding runners on by stealing second base, catcher David Ross easily threw him out. Follow live
Buster Olney & Tim Kurkjian discuss the teams under pressure at the deadline & more. Plus, Brendan Kennedy and Patrick Saunders give local perspective of the Tulu-Reyes deal.
Edward Aschoff @ecaschoff
Saying goodbye is never easy ... Even if you're getting three young, solid pitching prospects. My captain, oh captain #Tulo #Rockies #eatthepainaway
Descalso's springing catch
Rockies SS Daniel Descalso robbed Kris Bryant of a base hit with an excellent jumping grab in the bottom of the seventh against the Cubs.
On Base Percentage.3247th
Earned Run Average4.9730th
Rockies @ Cardinals
Busch Stadium - Sat 8/1