Power Rankings: Cardinals No. 1 for fifth-straight week

The Cardinals swept the Cubs to extend their NL Central lead to nine games and improve their winning percentage to .680 (51-24). Kolten Wong hit another double, and leads NL-second basemen in slugging. Power Rankings

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Power Rankings: Cards ... then the rest

The Baseball Tonight crew agrees that the 51-24 Cardinals reign in MLB. But an NL-Central rival is lurking.

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Cardinals on a roll (1:13)
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Cards withstand storms, sweep Cubs (1:04)
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Fans waited out scary weather delay

Hail started to fall in St. Louis, where the Cubs and Cardinals were delayed twice for a total of 109 minutes. Fans were evacuated from the stands and media were instructed to keep away from windows.

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Cardinals top Cubs for 6th straight win

St. Louis scored four runs on eight hits -- six of them doubles -- and weathered a nearly two-hour rain delay to sweep the Cubs with a 4-1 victory.

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Cardinals seeing double

Six of St. Louis' 7 hits tonight have been doubles -- the most recent coming off the bat of Matt Carpenter. The Cardinals lead the Cubs 4-1 after the 5th. Watch live

Triple doubles give Cardinals the lead

Jhonny Peralta, Jason Heyward and Yadier Molina each doubled in the 4th inning to plate 2 runs and put St. Louis ahead 3-1 after 4 innings. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

Cardinals start fast after rain delay

After a nearly two-hour delay, Xavier Scruggs knocked in Yadier Molina in the bottom of the 2nd to put the Cardinals on top of the visiting Cubs. Scruggs has 5 RBIs over his last 5 games. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Time to get back to your seats

The Cubs-Cardinals game was delayed by rain at the start, and again in the middle of the second inning, which is where things pick up as they restart play in soggy St. Louis. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Fans continue to wait out delay

Hail has started to fall in St. Louis, where the Cubs and Cardinals are delayed in the second inning due to severe weather. There has been no word yet on when the game could resume.

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Scary weather in St. Louis

A tornado has touched down about 40 miles outside of St. Louis, as part of a massive storm that has delayed the Cubs-Cardinals game on ESPN. The stands have been evacuated and media has been told to stay away from the glass in the press box.

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Blame it on the rain

After a 46-minute delay before the first pitch, the Cubs and Cardinals got an inning and a half of action in before the rain returned and forced another delay. Rain delay coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Sunday Night Baseball: Cubs at Cardinals

The Cardinals can complete a series sweep of the struggling Cubs by winning nine straight at home for the first time in six seasons tonight, in a game that was delayed nearly an hour by rain. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

MLB: Cardinals (ML-best 50-24) send Carlos Martinez (8-3) to mound vs. NL Central rival Cubs 8 pm ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

MLB: Cardinals (ML-best 50-24) send Carlos Martinez (8-3) to mound vs. NL Central rival Cubs 8 pm ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

Cardinals seek to extend 8-game home winning streak when they face the Cubs at 8 pm ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

Cubs seek to avert a 3-game sweep when they face the 1st-place Cardinals at 8 pm ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs30917th
Batting Average.2655th
On Base Percentage.3305th
Slugging Percentage.40412th
Earned Run Average2.611st
Quality Starts501st
WHIP1.206th
BAA.2418th

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