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MLB: San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals
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Giants blow out Cardinals for sixth straight win

May 14, 2022, 3:37 AM

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Mike Yastrzemski, Evan Longoria and Curt Casali drove in two runs each as the visiting San Francisco Giants routed the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Friday for their sixth consecutive victory.

Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb (5-1) allowed one run on three hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out one.

Jordan Hicks (1-3) gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings as the Cardinals lost for the fifth time in six games.

Paul Goldschmidt drove in both Cardinals runs with a RBI grounder and a solo homer while extending his on-base streak to 20 games.

Each team played small ball to score its first run.

St. Louis' Tommy Edman walked leading off the first inning and stole second base. He took third on a wild pitch and scored on Goldschmidt's groundout.

The Giants tied the game 1-1 in the second inning. After Yastrzemski was hit by a pitch with one out, he moved up on a groundout and advanced to third when Brandon Crawford reached first while striking out on a wild pitch.

Luis Gonzalez followed with a RBI single to left field.

The Giants took a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Hicks hit LaMonte Wade Jr. and allowed Brandon Belt's single. With two outs, Yastrzemski hit a two-run double off the glove of center fielder Harrison Bader.

In the seventh inning, Gonzalez hit a one-out single and Casali drew a walk off Packy Naughton. Jake Walsh entered in relief and walked Austin Slater to load the bases before striking out Belt and retiring Wilmer Flores on flyout.

The Giants pushed their lead to on 8-1 in the eighth inning against relievers Nick Wittgren and T.J. McFarland. Crawford hit an RBI single, Longoria smacked a two-run double and Casali launched a two-run homer.

Goldschmidt got one run back in the eighth inning with a solo homer off reliever Zack Littell.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
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Healthier Giants regaining pop, take on Cards

May 12, 2022, 10:10 PM

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The San Francisco Giants take a healthier lineup and a surging offense to St. Louis on Friday to open a three-game series against the Cardinals.

The Giants have outscored opponents 41-18 during their five-game winning streak. They started that run with 13-7 and 4-3 victories over the Cardinals last week in San Francisco, which earned them a split of that four-game series.

"We know what kind of team we are when we have everybody in there," first baseman Brandon Belt said. "We can withstand a player or two maybe being out for a while and keep up the wins. But we had half our team gone. That's tough to overcome sometimes. When you get your everyday guys back in there, it puts everybody else at ease and everyone can kind of fall into their roles."

The return of LaMonte Wade Jr. Belt, and Evan Longoria at the top of the lineup has given manager Gabe Kapler a full offensive arsenal, which resulted in increased run production.

"It doesn't surprise me, and I don't think it surprises anybody in that room or anybody in the organization, that when we're together and near healthy -- with some new contributions from a guy like Luis Gonzalez, for example -- we're a pretty deep offensive club," Kapler said.

Logan Webb (4-1, 3.82 ERA) is in line to start for the Giants, seeking his fourth consecutive win. He earned the victory when San Francisco defeated the Cardinals 13-7 in his last outing despite allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings.

"There's just a feel to the game that he has when he's on, when his stuff has really good finish and when he's locating really well," Kapler said after that game. "You can see just a little bit of the body language come out today where he's frustrated. I think it was a frustrating performance for him. Good portions of the outing, but for the most part, I think there's better in there."

Webb is 1-1 with a 9.26 ERA in three career starts against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals have lost four off five games coming into series at Busch Stadium. Their offense sputtered again Thursday, mustering just six hits in a 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

"There's guys taking good at-bats and there are guys that aren't right now," Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said after the game. "In order for this to click and go in the direction we need it to go, more guys have to contribute. That's just the bottom line. But there are certain guys taking really good at-bats right now. Our hope is it starts to click."

Marmol shuffled his starting rotation Thursday, moving Steven Matz up one day to face Baltimore. In his previous start, the Giants torched Matz for eight runs on five hits (including three homers) and three walks.

So the Cardinals had good reason to duck a rematch. This rotation switch pushed converted reliever Jordan Hicks (1-2, 3.78 ERA) back one day to start Friday night's game.

"Hicks is fine," Marmol said. "We felt like giving Matz (Thursday's) start made sense. It buys Hicks an extra day of rest, so that's what we're going with."

Hicks has a 7.11 ERA in three career appearances against the Giants. His one start against them came on Friday when he allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. The Cardinals ultimately won that game 3-2.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
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Mariners get INF Mike Ford back in trade with Giants

May 12, 2022, 7:07 PM

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The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Mike Ford from San Francisco on Thursday, two weeks after trading him to the Giants.

In both transactions, he was traded for cash considerations.

Ford, 29, was sent to the Giants after the Mariners designated him for assignment. Ford appeared in one game for San Francisco, going 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Ford spent parts of the past three seasons with the New York Yankees. He appeared in 101 games and hit .199 with 17 home runs and 41 RBIs.

--Field Level Media

MLB: 2022 St. Louis Media Day
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Cardinals call up rookie RHP Jake Walsh

May 11, 2022, 7:20 PM

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The St. Louis Cardinals recalled rookie right-handed pitcher Jake Walsh from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

To make room on the roster, St. Louis ptioned right-hander Kodi Whitley to Memphis.

The first appearance for Walsh, 26, will be his major league debut. The Cardinals selected him in the 16th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.

He'll be joining five other rookies on the roster, including four developed in the Cardinals' farm system.

In nine games in relief in Memphis this season, Walsh allowed one earned run in 11 innings. He has a 0.82 ERA with six saves and has struck out 16 and walked five batters.

Whitley, 27, is 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of relief over 10 games this season.

--Field Level Media

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
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Cardinals option SS Paul DeJong to Triple A

May 10, 2022, 8:28 PM

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The St. Louis Cardinals demoted struggling starting shortstop Paul DeJong to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Tommy Edman is expected to become the starting shortstop in the interim.

In a corresponding move, the Cardinals selected the contract of infielder Kramer Robertson.

DeJong, 28, is batting just .130 with a homer and seven RBIs in 24 games. He has a paltry .417 OPS. DeJong tore it up in spring training, batting .435 with a 1.362 OPS in 11 games.

DeJong is a career .237 hitter. He made the National League All-Star team in 2019 when he slugged a career-best 30 home runs.

The Cardinals signed DeJong to a six-year, $26 million extension in March 2018, including club options for 2024 and '25.

Robertson, 27, was batting .225 in 23 games for Memphis this season. He has three homers and six stolen bases. His first appearance with the Cardinals will mark his major league debut.

Robertson was a fourth-round pick out of LSU in 2017. He is the son of Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey, the former Baylor legend who now guides LSU's program.

--Field Level Media

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals
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Cardinals place RHP Adam Wainwright on COVID list

May 6, 2022, 10:14 PM

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The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Adam Wainwright on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, while the team activated left-hander Steven Matz from the bereavement list.

Wainwright tested positive, according to an MLB.com report, but the pitcher said he has no symptoms.

"Just so everyone knows, I feel great. 100%, with zero symptoms," Wainwright wrote on Twitter. "Out of an abundance of caution and following MLB protocols I have to test negative twice before I can return. Which we're hoping is very soon. Thanks for thinking about me!"

Wainwright, 40, is 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA in six starts this season. He just pitched seven one-hit innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. In 17 seasons, all with the Cardinals, Wainwright is 187-108 with a 3.35 ERA in 431 appearances (364 starts).

Matz, 30, last pitched Monday when he went six scoreless innings in a victory over the Royals. He is 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA in his first five starts as a member of the Cardinals, and over eight seasons with the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and Cardinals he is 48-49 with a 4.25 ERA in 146 appearances (141 starts).

--Field Level Media

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
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Monday's Royals-Cardinals game moved to 1:15 p.m. ET

May 1, 2022, 5:05 PM

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Monday's game between the Kansas City Royals and host St. Louis Cardinals has been moved to 1:15 p.m. ET due to the weather forecast.

The game at Busch Stadium, originally scheduled for 4:15 p.m. ET, is a make-up for an April 13 postponement.

Monday's scheduled starters are Royals right-hander Zack Greinke (0-1, 2.86 ERA) and Cardinals left-hander Steven Matz (2-1, 6.11 ERA).

--Field Level Media

MLB: New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates
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Mariners trade INF Mike Ford to Giants

April 30, 2022, 6:46 PM

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The Seattle Mariners traded infielder Mike Ford to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash on Saturday.

Ford, 29, was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Monday, six days after he was brought up from Triple-A Tacoma. He did not appear in a game in his short stint with Seattle, who signed him to a minor-league deal on March 16.

In 11 games with Tacoma this season, Ford hit .317 with two home runs and five RBIs and scored 10 runs.

Ford spent parts of the past three seasons with the New York Yankees. He appeared in 101 games and hit .199 with 17 home runs and 41 RBIs.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals
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Giants place Brandon Belt, Dominic Leone on IL

April 30, 2022, 1:43 AM

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The San Francisco Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt and right-hander Dominic Leone on the injured list Friday after both players tested positive for COVID-19.

The Giants added outfielders Jason Krizan and Ka'ai Tom and right-hander Mauricio Llovera to their big-league roster. The club released left-hander Darien Nunez.

Belt, 34, is hitting .242 with four homers and nine RBIs in 17 games this season. He has 171 homers and 570 RBIs in 1,249 career games with San Francisco.

Leone, 30, is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He has one save.

Krizan has yet to appear in the majors. Tom played in 48 games last season for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics, hitting .139 (15-for-108) with two homers and 12 RBIs.

Llovera is 1-0 with a 12.91 ERA in seven career relief appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies.

--Field Level Media

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
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Nolan Arenado suspended 2 games for role in Mets melee

April 28, 2022, 11:42 PM

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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado was suspended two games and pitcher Genesis Cabrera one game for their roles in Wednesday's benches-clearing melee against the New York Mets.

The suspensions were set to begin Thursday night for the Cardinals' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks but Arenado chose to appeal and was in the starting lineup.

Cabrera opted not to appeal, according to Bally Sports West.

In addition, Mets pitcher Yoan López was fined for contributing to the incitement of the incident, while a pair of players - Jack Flaherty of the Cardinals and Taijuan Walker of the Mets - were fined for participating in the incident while being on the injured list.

Arenado and Cabrera were also fined an undisclosed amount.

The incident occurred in the bottom of the 8th inning with St. Louis leading the Mets 10-5.

The benches and bullpens emptied after Arenado became enraged by Lopez's up-and-in pitch. Things escalated after Arenado shoved Tomas Nido, the Mets' catcher, to earn an ejection.

Amid all the subsequent pushing and shoving, Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp and Cabrera tag-teamed Mets slugger Pete Alonso to the ground. Clapp was also ejected but Cabrera was not.

Alonso was hit in the helmet with a pitch during Tuesday's game.

Cabrera hit New York third baseman J.D. Davis in the foot in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday's game, inflaming tensions even more. Cardinals pitchers hit five Mets during the series.

Mets batters lead the major leagues in HBP with 19.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals
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Giants OF Joc Pederson to have MRI on groin

April 28, 2022, 3:23 PM

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson will have an MRI on Thursday after exiting Wednesday's game with tightness in his right groin.

Pederson, who is batting .353 through 16 games, was injured while running to second base in the third inning of the Giants' 1-0 loss against the Oakland Athletics.

"I was trying to get in the way of the throw and took a bad step and just felt a little bit of tightness in my groin," he told reporters after the game. "I kind of just took a weird step at a weird angle and it tightened up."

Pederson, 30, leads the National League in slugging percentage (.745) and has six home runs with 10 RBIs during his first season with the Giants.

He signed a one-year, $6 million deal with San Francisco in March.

A 2015 National League All-Star and two-time World Series champion (2020, 2021), Pederson owns a career .234 batting average with 154 homers and 374 RBIs in 902 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2014-20), Chicago Cubs (2021), Atlanta Braves (2021) and Giants.

--Field Level Media

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
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Jordan Hicks exits Cardinals' game with wrist injury

April 27, 2022, 1:07 AM

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Hicks was hit in the right forearm by Dominic Smith's line drive in the second inning against the visiting New York Mets on Tuesday.

Hicks stayed in the game, but then left with the trainer with nobody out in the third inning after struggling to control his pitches. He was later diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.

Jeff McNeil opened the third with a double off Hicks and James McCann followed with a run-scoring double for the Mets. Brandon Nimmo then walked, prompting Hicks to be replaced by Andre Pallante.

Hicks finished with two runs allowed on two hits with two walks in two-plus innings.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals
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Giants OF Mike Yastrzemski tests positive for COVID-19

April 24, 2022, 4:46 PM

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday after testing positive for the virus.

Yastrzemski, 31, is batting .267 with one homer and three RBIs in 14 games this season. He has begun to heat up of late, however, going 7 for 15 with a homer and two RBIs in his past four games.

"It really (stinks)," manager Gabe Kapler said, per the San Jose Mercury News. "He was obviously playing really good baseball. He would've been in the lineup today. It's disappointing."

The grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, the younger Yastrzemski is batting .256 with 57 homers and 164 RBIs in 316 career games with the Giants.

The Giants were unable to bring in another player as a corresponding move prior to Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.

--Field Level Media

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Cardinals RHP Drew VerHagen (hip) placed on 10-day IL

April 22, 2022, 8:19 PM

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The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Drew VerHagen to the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right hip impingement.

St. Louis recalled left-hander Packy Naughton from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

VerHagen said he was pitching through hip discomfort Thursday night when he allowed two hits, one walk and one unearned run over one inning in the Cardinals' 5-0 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The Cardinals signed VerHagen, 31, last month as a veteran bullpen arm. In three outings in 2022, he has a 5.79 ERA with five hits allowed, four strikeouts and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

VerHagen spent his first six major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2014-19) and played two years in Japan before returning to MLB.

Naughton, 26, made his major league debut last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He went 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA in seven games (five starts). St. Louis claimed him off waivers from Los Angeles on March 21.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
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Report: Cubs trade RHP Cory Abbott to Giants

April 21, 2022, 6:28 PM

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The Chicago Cubs traded right-hander Cory Abbott to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday for cash considerations, per multiple outlets.

The 26-year-old is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts this season at Triple-A Iowa.

Abbott made his major league debut in 2021 and posted a 6.75 ERA with no decisions in seven games (one start) for the Cubs. He struck out 12 and walked 11 in 17 1/3 innings.

Chicago drafted Abbott in the second round in 2017 out of Loyola Marymount.

--Field Level Media