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84-46, 1st in NL Cent

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Which contender has the best bullpen? (2:30)

Whose bullpen has the best ERA?

With so many teams racing toward the postseason, relief pitching is more critical than ever. It might not be surprising that the best team in baseball has the most dominant bullpen, but what about Nos. 2-10?

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MLB Power Rankings (1:38)
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Cards take down Giants (0:32)
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Cardinals win rubber match vs. Giants

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the Cards' 7-5 win as they hold a 4.5-game lead in the NL Central. With the Giants' loss, they fall to four games back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West. Box score

Cardinals jump out to early lead

Matt Carpenter led off the game with a home run to center, and a Jason Heyward RBI triple and a Yadier Molina RBI single have the Cards up 3-0 over the Giants after a half inning in the rubber match. Follow live

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Cardinals winning, but they lose Lynn

The good news: St. Louis leads the Giants 4-0 in the 9th inning. The bad news: Lance Lynn, one of the Cards' top starters, left his start with an apparent ankle injury suffered while attempting to field a grounder. Follow live

Cardinals rough up Vogelsong in 5th

St. Louis broke through in the frame for four runs off Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong to take a 4-0 lead. Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina collected RBI singles for the Cards, who are looking to improve their MLB-best 82-46 record. Follow live

Final: Giants 5, Cardinals 4

Kelby Tomlinson hit an RBI liner up the middle for his first career walk-off hit to put an end St. Louis' 5-game win streak. The Cardinals' lead in the NL Central is down to 3.5 games. Box score

Byrd hits 8th career grand slam

Marlon Byrd brought everyone home with a shot to center in the 3rd inning, giving the Giants their MLB-leading 8th grand slam of the year. The Cardinals fought back an inning later and cut the score to 4-3. Follow live

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Giants put Cain on DL with nerve issue in elbow

Giants right-hander Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.

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Cardinals sweep D-backs, win 5th straight

Brandon Moss and Tony Cruz went deep in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks, who had a bases-loaded, no-outs opportunity in the eighth and failed to score. Box score

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Schoenfield: No St. Louis in Series

The Cardinals have been the best club in baseball all season, so why wouldn't they make for an interesting World Series team? David Schoenfield explains. Best World Series matchups

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How contenders are preparing for stretch run

Jim Bowden looks at what could change on each contender's roster for the stretch run, from call-ups to changed roles to players returning from injury.

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Goldschmidt HR going, going ... still going

Paul Goldschmidt’s 482-foot HR in the first is the longest hit by a Diamondback since ESPN started tracking home runs in 2009. Since 2009, only Cameron Maybin (485 feet) has hit a longer home run than Goldschmidt’s at Chase Field. Mark Reynolds answered with a solo shot in the fifth to pull the Cardinals even at 1. Follow live

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Cards ready to reload in September

As good as St. Louis is now, the team has several key players set to return from injury next month. Matt Adams, Matt Holliday, and Randal Grichuk should be back soon. And don't count out a certain ace. Potential impact additions (Insider)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs52421st
Batting Average.25412th
On Base Percentage.32111th
Slugging Percentage.39419th
Earned Run Average2.641st
Quality Starts901st
WHIP1.227th
BAA.2426th

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