St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals
11:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Ins and Outs Of Ballpark Village's Rookie Season

Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

The World Series is over and the Cardinals will have to wait until next year to contend for another title.

But the Redbirds’ lack of championship success didn’t stop Joe Smart from venturing down to Ballpark Village this week to watch the Royals battle it out with the San Francisco Giants. Smart is hardly a newbie to Ballpark Village; he’s visited the entertainment complex 15 times.

So what keeps Smart coming back for more?

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Oscar Taveras
10:47 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Accident

Oscar Taveras takes a swing against the Baltimore Orioles during a game in August at Camden Yards. Taveras, 22 was killed in an automobile accident in his native Dominican Republic on Oct. 26.
Credit via Flickr/Keith Allison

Updated at 6:10 p.m. Monday with statements from John Mozeliak. Updated 10:45 a.m. Monday with a statement from Mike Matheny.

The St. Louis Cardinals are mourning the death of one of their brightest rookie players.

Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident Sunday in the Dominican Republic when his 2014 Chevy Camaro ran off a road near his hometown, according to the country's national police spokesman and Taveras' agent. His girlfriend was also killed in the accident.

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Giants 6, Cardinals 3
11:02 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Postseason Over For Cards; Giants Will Face That Other Missouri Team In World Series

The 2014 postseason ended Thursday night for the Cardinals, with a 6-3 loss to the Giants, who will now face America’s darlings -- the unstoppable Kansas City Royals -- in the World Series. 

The Royals, a wild card winner in the American League, are undefeated in the postseason. They swept the Baltimore Orioles to get to the World Series for the first time since they won it in 1985, against the Cardinals.

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Giants 5, Cardinals 4
8:28 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

NCLS Game 3: Cardinals' Come Back Foiled By Throwing Error

Credit Major League Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals dug themselves out of a four-run hole with key hits from Jhonny Peralta, Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk. Cardinals starter John Lackey gave up those four runs in the first, but after that he and a series of relievers held  the Giants scoreless until the 10th.

A lead-off walk in that inning -- the beginning of a rally as the Cardinals radio announcers noted -- was followed by a single. Then Gregor Blanco put down a bunt. Pitcher Randy Choate fielded the ball and air mailed it to right field. And that was the ballgame.

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Cardinals 5, Giants 4
11:44 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Kolten Wong's Homer Sends Cardinals To San Francisco With NLCS Tied

After a stomach-churning 5-4 victory Sunday, the Cardinals head to San Francisco, tied 1-1 with the Giants in the National League Championship Series.

Kolten Wong clinched Game Two for the Cards with a walk-off solo home run in the ninth.

It had been a back-and-forth contest with plenty of fireworks for Cards fans. Matt Carpenter, Oscar Taveras and Matt Adams each hit solo home runs before Wong’s lead-off homer in the ninth.

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NLCS Game Two: Sunday
7:50 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Giants Shut Out Cards 3-0 In NLCS Game One; Lynn Will Pitch Sunday

After a 3-0 loss Saturday to the Giants in Game One of the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals have a sure-fire weapon to brighten spirits at Busch Stadium Sunday night: The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming.

Weather permitting, the Best Horsies in Baseball will take a pre-game trot around the warning track before Game Two of the best-of-seven series.The game starts at 7:07 p.m. Scheduled to pitch are righthanders Lance Lynn for the Cards and Jake Peavy for the Giants.

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NLCS Game One: Saturday
11:15 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

They're Baaaack! Cards And Giants Battle Again For National League Championship

The Cardinals are in the NLCS for the fourth straight year.
Credit Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio

Welcome back, San Francisco. The postseason just doesn’t seem the same when you’re not here.

While some in the baseball world are squawking about how the Cards or the Giants have represented the National League in the World Series since 2010, we're good with it.

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2014 Postseason
7:46 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Cards Will Face Giants In National League Championship Series

Credit Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio

Here We Go Again!

That was the message on the scoreboard at Busch Stadium Tuesday night after the Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win the division series.

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Cake Mystery
3:30 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

After Legal Dispute, Busch Stadium Birthday Cake Won't Return

The front view of the STL250 cake that was at Busch Stadium and removed in mid-August.
Credit (Courtesy: Linda Gurney)

Although the St. Louis Cardinals have returned to Busch Stadium for a playoff run, one thing is still missing: The fiberglass cake that was originally placed at the stadium celebrating St. Louis’ 250th anniversary.

And, there’s no longer a question of whether the cake will return before the end of year. It will not be available to the public in any capacity.

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The Comeback Cards
9:25 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

As Red October In St. Louis Finally Gets Underway, Take Our Cardinals Postseason Quiz

Cards fans pose at Kiener Plaza -- the best postseason photo op in St. Louis -- before the 2013 World Series.
Credit File photo / Mary Delach Leonard / St. Louis Beacon

Red October finally gets underway in St. Louis on Monday with Cardinals fans welcoming home the 2014 National League Central Division champs, now tied 1-1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason division series.

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