September 2, 2007 |
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel drove in three runs a day after hitting his first grand slam, and Yadier Molina had three runs batted in and homered for the second consecutive game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Jim Edmonds gave the Cardinals a trio of three-RBI players, and his two-run double against rookie Phil Dumatrait (0-3) was the go-ahead hit in a four-run fifth inning that put the Cardinals ahead, 5-2.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS -- Andre Ethier is back on the Dodgers' bench. Skip Schumaker will start in center field for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. Ethier limped out of the visiting clubhouse after a 3-2 loss on Friday night with a team doctor by his side. Ethier started Game 1 in center field, his first start since Sept. 13. Ethier has been hampered by discomfort above his left ankle -- a condition similar to shin splints -- and he was limited to pinch-hitting in the NL division series.
July 3, 2013 |
First baseman Mark Trumbo's superb backhand, diving stop of David Freese's one-hop smash with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning Tuesday night was not only a game saver but a possible perception changer. Trumbo, who scrambled to his feet and fired to second base to start an inning-ending double play in the Angels' 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, has always been known more for his power -- he leads the Angels with 18 home runs -- than his defense at first base and in the outfield.
July 11, 2013 |
Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is just 35 games into this major league career and he's already been named the National League's Player of the Month honors and been nominated for the All-Star team. Now comes another honor. According to figures released by MLB.com, Puig's No. 66 jersey is among the 10 bestsellers in baseball, outdrawing the last two American League MVPs -- Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera -- as well as teammates Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw and Boston's Dustin Pedroia.
October 18, 2013 |
Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the Dodgers, who face elimination in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday. Ramirez, who suffered a fractured rib when he was hit by a pitch in Game 1, is batting .167 in the NLCS, with five strikeouts in 12 at-bats. Nick Punto, who replaced Ramirez on defense in each of the past two games, will start at shortstop on Friday. Punto also replaced Ramirez for Game 2 and had one hit in three at-bats against Michael Wacha, who starts Game 6 for the Cardinals.
October 2, 2013 |
SCHEDULE Game 1: Thursday, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J. Burnett, 10-11, 3.30) at St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) Game 2: Friday, 10 a.m. Pittsburgh (Gerrit Cole, 10-7, 3.22) at St. Louis (Lance Lynn, 15-10, 3.97) Game 3: Sunday, TBA St. Louis (Joe Kelly, 10-5, 2.69) at Pittsburgh (Francisco Liriano, 16-8, 3.02¿ Game 4: Monday, TBA* St. Louis (TBA) at Pittsburgh (TBA) Game 5: Wednesday, TBA* Pittsburgh (TBA) at St. Louis (TBA)