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54mDavid Schoenfield

Five key things to watch this week

The Yankees are sliding, Josh Hamilton is returning, and Michael Wacha is in some elite company.

1mESPN Stats & Information

Cardinals by the numbers: Wacha (7-0) in rare Cardinals company

St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha improved his record to 7-0 in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Royals. The Elias Sports Bureau says Wacha is the fourth Cardinals pitcher to have a 7-0 record in his first nine starts of a season, along with Garrett Stephenson in 2000, Bob Gibson in 1965 and Paul “Daffy” Dean in 1934.

14hChristina Kahrl

Sunday's power rankings

Sunday's top performances in baseball included another strong start by Michael Wacha, who improved to 7-0 by beating the Royals.

MLB Power Rankings (1:42)
Wacha stepping up big for Cardinals (1:32)
Wacha improves to 7-0 (0:49)
Royals win rain-shortened game (0:53)
Daily Fantasy Sports: Carlos Martinez (0:53)
3dESPN Stats & Information

Cardinals by the numbers: Cardinals shutout by Mets

The St. Louis Cardinals were shutout for the third time this season on Thursday, losing 5-0 to the New York Mets. Jacob deGrom silenced the Cardinals with 11 strikeouts in eight innings with no walks and only one hit allowed.

Fantasy Now: Week 8 Forecaster (1:48)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2655th
On Base Percentage.3296th
Slugging Percentage.40111th
Earned Run Average2.811st
Quality Starts267th


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