Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5. The Cardinals took two of three from the Pirates and have won four of six to open the second half. Pittsburgh has lost five of six since the All-Star Break.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:48 pm
With a win on Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates climbed out of last place in the National League Central. The visiting Pirates will look to continue their climb in the NL Central and deepen the Cardinals’ descent Wednesday afternoon when the division rivals meet in the finale of a three-game series. Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer (3-6, 5.42 ERA) is scheduled to face St. Louis’ Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.99) in a battle of right-handers.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 7:09 am
Yu Darvish will try to pick up his first victory in nearly three months when the Chicago Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon in the rubber match of a three-game series. Darvish (2-4, 4.72 ERA) has not earned a win since April 27. He followed that outing with 10 straight no-decisions, which marked a franchise record, before taking a loss June 26 and then drawing two more no-decisions.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:27 am
Colin Moran’s RBI infield single snapped a tie in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night and lifted the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak, while the Cardinals had their three-game winning streak ended. With one out in the ninth, Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez (2-1) plunked Starling Marte.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:42 am
The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Matt Carpenter on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right foot contusion. The Cardinals announced the move before Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ”It’s a pretty severe contusion on the very top of his foot,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 12:03 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm