1. Kyle Lohse: St. Louis Victorious Over San Diego With Their Young Ace

    Kyle Lohse has quickly established himself as a major force in the National League as he gained his 12th win of the season on Thursday. The Cardinals won the close nail-biter against the Padres with a 4-3 victory...

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  2. The 2008 MLB All-Star Game: The War of Attrition

    It was supposed to just be an exhibition game that no one was supposed to be interested in. It was widely regarded as a game that had lost its meaning. Try telling that to the 2008 All-Stars because they didn't get the memo...

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  3. St. Louis vs Pittsburgh: Cardinals Offense Explodes, Bullpen Implodes

    It was supposed to be a night where St. Louis finally had their hitting and pitching blend together in an overall beat down of a perennial bottom feeder in the Pittsburgh Pirates...

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  4. Cardinals-Pirates: Redbirds Keep Pace in Division With Win Over Pittsburgh

    Ten hits, five earned runs, and two home runs. Solid hitting statistics for any team during a game, let alone trying to keep pace in their own division. These were the numbers the Cardinals offense managed to muster, even if it was against Zach Duke...

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  5. St. Louis v. Philadelphia: Phillies Howard Destroys Redbirds Pitching

    It was a monster game for Philadelphia's first basemen Ryan Howard as he hit 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. The young slugger single-handedly won the game for the Phillies as they defeated St...

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  6. St. Louis vs Philadelphia: Ludwick and Ankiel Help Defeat Phillies Ace

    Who needs a blockbuster pitching trade to keep up in the NL Central? Certainly not the Cardinals. In a classic National League contest, a pitching duel between Philadelphia's ace Cole Hamels and St...

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  7. Cubs-Cardinals: St. Louis' Struggles May Cost Them NL Central

    It wasn't Todd Wellemeyer's worst outing the year but as the Cardinals offense continued to show signs of heat stroke in the hot summer months, the Cubs took advantage...

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  8. St. Louis vs New York: Mets Victorious After Knockout Blow to Wellemeyer

    Todd Wellemeyer was knocked around in his second start after returning from elbow inflammation that cost him his next few starts...

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  9. Cardinals-Mets: Lohse Dominates to Earn 10th Victory

    Coming off of a rough start last week, Kyle Lohse returned to his All-Star like form on Monday. Behind his seven strong innings, the Cardinals defeated the Mets 7-1 as Lohse earned his tenth victory of the season...

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  10. St. Louis vs. Kansas City: Crosstown Rivalry Finale

    In the Cardinals' final interleague game against the Kansas City Royals, the Redbirds' offense seemed to finally catch a few sparks—one from a perennial All-Star, the other from an unlikely source...

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  11. Cardinals-Royals: Boggs' Career-Best Start Downs Kansas City

    He wasn't even the first choice the Cardinals wanted to take the mound on Saturday but Mitchell Boggs proved not to disappoint. In a career best, Boggs downed the Royals as the Cardinals won 5-1 on Saturday...

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  12. St. Louis vs Kansas City: Cardinals Offense Stalls Once Again

    With a sputtering offense, the St. Louis Cardinals are still in the hunt in the NL Central. The Chicago Cubs have been losing as many games as the Cardinals; no one seems to want to win the division...

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  13. St. Louis vs. Detroit: Tigers Win With a Walk-Off Walk

    This was probably not the return Albert Pujols expected. The Detroit Tigers winning their second straight in walk-off style. Mike Parisi allowed a walk-off win on Thursday as the Tigers defeated the Cardinals 3-2...

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  14. Cardinals-Tigers: Redbirds Bullpen Implodes After Rain Delay

    Normal 0 Rain certainly has a way from dampening spirits. For Kyle McClellan, it cost him a game. The Detroit Tigers beat the Cardinals 8-7 on Wednesday night, or more accurately, Thursday morning...

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  15. Open Mic: A Look Back at Lou Gehrig, the Ironhorse

    Henry Louis Gehrig was a man that every generation could look up to with pride and honor. He held some of the greatest records known to the sport of baseball yet still exuded the humbleness of a rookie...

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  16. Cardinals-Red Sox: Redbirds Let One Slip Away in Beantown

    In a game that was filled with missed opportunities and wasted pitching efforts, the Boston Red Sox came out on top in extra innings...

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  17. Cardinals-Red Sox: Late Inning Homers Gives Lohse Sixth Straight Victory

    The Cardinals finally managed to put together enough runs without slugger Albert Pujols in the lineup. Late inning jacks from Skip Schumaker and Yadier Molina gave the Redbirds a victory over the Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night...

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  18. Cardinals-Royals: Redbirds' Anemic Offense Leads to Sweep

    Where is the offense? To the St. Louis Cardinals, it had apparently died when their slugger, Albert Pujols, was placed on the disabled list earlier this month...

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  19. Cardinals-Royals: Redbirds Lose Despite Strong Start from Pineiro

    The Cardinals have shown that they can win without their superstar Albert Pujols in the lineup. However, the margin of error is growing smaller. Despite a quality start by Joel Pineiro, the Cardinals lost to the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night...

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  20. Open Mic: A Salute to Stan "The Man" Musial

    I have an autographed picture of Stan Musial framed in a plaque in my room. It's a commemorative picture of his 3,000th hit on May 13, 1958 that has a gold overlayed medallion with "3,000" etched into it...

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  21. Cardinals-Phillies: Redbirds Bounce Back On Kyle Lohse's Stellar Start

    It must be gratifying to win against your former team. That is exactly what Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse did against the Phillies on Saturday as the Redbirds won 3-2. Sporting a smirk, Lohse recounted how it felt to beat his former team...

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  22. Cardinals-Phillies: Todd Wellemeyer Gets Torched in Blowout

    It is not that often you see a team go back-to-back-to-back home runs, let alone in the first inning. Todd Wellemeyer allowed Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Pat Burrell to crush three ...

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  23. Open Mic: A Tribute to The Ironman, Cal Ripken Jr.

    Flash back to Sept. 6, 1995. Do you remember where you were? I sure do. Sitting in front of my television set watching one of the greatest men to ever tie on a pair of cleats and stand on a baseball diamond...

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  24. Cardinals-Reds: Ludwick Continues Push For All-Star Nod

    Ryan Ludwick led the way against the Cincinnati Reds, as the Cardinals won by a score of 7-2 on Tuesday night. The outfielder hit his 15th home run of the season in the seventh inning while hitting a pair of RBI doubles and a RBI single in the ninth...

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  25. Albert Pujols Leaves Game With Calf Injury

    During the fourth inning of Tuesday's game between the Cardinals and Nationals, Albert Pujols sustained a calf injury...

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