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2015 Schedule
86-47, 1st in NL Cent
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55mJim Bowden

Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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The Cardinals don't need an ace

But it appears they'll get one, as Adam Wainwright is bulldozing through his recovery timetable. Whether this means a relief role or actual starts is unclear. Regardless, Wainwright is the man to watch should he return before season's end. Playoff X-factors (Insider)

Cardinals good enough for the ages?

The St. Louis Cardinals are the only team in baseball with a team ERA under 3.00. In fact, their 2.66 ERA is good enough to compete with some of baseball's best pitching staffs.

Jon Jay @jonjayu

TBT 2009 Triple-A Pacific Coast League Champs Since I'm in Memphis it brought back some great memories of grinding in the minor leagues #bealestreet

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Zimmerman powers Nats past Cards (2:19)

Nats automatic entering 9th with a lead

The Nationals improved to 61-0 this season when entering the 9th inning with a lead after tonight's 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

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Zimmerman keys Nats' 4-3 win

The Nationals avoided a sweep vs. the Cardinals behind Ryan Zimmerman's 3-for-4, 3-RBI night. The 1B collected a career-high three go-ahead hits, with two coming on home runs. Box score

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Washington takes 4-3 lead in St. Louis

Ryan Zimmerman recorded his third go-ahead hit of the night on an RBI double. This is his first career game with 3 go-ahead hits. Watch on ESPN, WatchESPN

Nats, Cards tied ... again

For the third time tonight, the Nationals and Cardinals are even after Kolten Wong's RBI single, which knocked reliever Matt Grace out of the game after one batter. Washington is on its fifth pitcher. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Cards making contact vs. Scherzer

The Cardinals have put 14 balls in play against Max Scherzer tonight, and nine have resulted in hits. St. Louis' last hit by Thomas Pham tied the score at 2 in the fifth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Nats remove Harper in fourth with tight glutes

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals before the bottom of the fourth inning with tight glutes.

Moss' monster HR puts Cards on top

Brandon Moss blasted his 19th homer this season in the second inning off Nationals starter Max Scherzer, who gave up his 11th HR in the second half, in his 9th start. He gave up 10 in the first half, in 18 starts. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Nationals at Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The Nats’ playoff odds are down to 14 percent entering tonight's tilt vs. the Cards, according to Fangraphs. Can Max Scherzer, whose numbers have gone downhill since July, help trim their 6 1/2-game hole behind the first-place Mets in the NL East? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Just how good is the Cards' pitching?

St. Louis' staff is on pace for the lowest team ERA baseball has seen in over 30 years.

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Mike Matheny for Manager of the Year?

Three of ESPN's baseball experts feel that the Cardinals' skipper deserves the recognition in the NL. See how the rest of the experts voted. Award predictions

Cards flying high down the stretch

St. Louis has the best record in baseball, and the stats back it up.

Brandon Moss the hero for St. Louis

After the Cardinals fought back to tie the game at 5-5 in the eighth, Moss hit a walk-off, three-run homer to lead his team to a win over the Nationals. Tuesday's Top 5

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BBTN: Dodgers' big win, Cardinals' prowess

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Dodgers' big win over the Giants, Johnny Cueto's struggles & sing Bon Jovi songs. Plus, Derrick Goold on the Cardinals' stretch run.

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How do the Cardinals stay on top? (0:55)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs54320th
Batting Average.25610th
On Base Percentage.32310th
Slugging Percentage.39520th
Earned Run Average2.671st
Quality Starts921st
WHIP1.228th
BAA.2436th

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