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81-75, 3rd in NL Cent
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Rockies still in control of final wild-card spot

Colorado's odds didn't take a huge hit from Monday's loss, by FiveThirtyEight's measure, as the Rockies are still clear favorites to claim the NL's final playoff spot. With a loss of their own, the Cardinals failed to take advantage, while the idle Brewers gained a bit of ground.

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Russell brings nachos to Cards fan, Cubs near Central clinch

Addison Russell hit a three-run double in the first inning, then made a food run for fans in enemy territory while the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-2 Monday night to move within a win of cinching a second straight NL Central title.

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Vote: Which team will claim the second NL wild card?

The postseason picture in the American League is nearly settled, but the second NL wild card is still up for grabs. Will the Rockies, Brewers or Cardinals get the chance to face the Diamondbacks?

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Power Rankings: Cardinals hold steady

The Cardinals have struggled against the Cubs, whom they'll host for four games to start the week, all season. Still alive in the wild-card race, St. Louis needs to change that.

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2dJesse Rogers

Cubs: It'd be nice to clinch division in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have long been a thorn in the Chicago Cubs' side, and with a third consecutive postseason in sight, the Cubs are hoping to clinch the Central Division in St. Louis against their archrivals.

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Cardinals stumble again with 4-1 loss to Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a stinging 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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NL wild-card race keeps tightening

After losing five of six games, the Rockies' playoff odds are essentially a coin flip, by FiveThirtyEight's measure. The Brewers are just a game back after Saturday's win, while the Cardinals aren't out of it despite losing to the Pirates.

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Beltran, Molina lead Puerto Rico relief efforts

Several Puerto Rican athletes are leading efforts to raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Maria, which tore through the island earlier this week and left thousands homeless and without power.

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Cardinals rally past Pirates in 9th for 4-3 win

Randal Grichuk scored after an error by Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, capping a frantic ninth-inning rally that lifted the surging St. Louis Cardinals over Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night.

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Rockies have little breathing room

The Rockies' shutout loss at San Diego has put them just above even money for the second wild-card berth. Meanwhile, the Brewers failed to capitalize with an extra-inning loss to the Cubs. The Cardinals were the main beneficiary after a win, picking up a game on each.

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Real or not? Wild-card winner of the night

Here comes St. Louis. The Rockies lost 3-0 to the Padres, the Brewers dropped a heartbreaker and the Cardinals, 8-5 winners on Thursday, are now just 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Padres play spoiler, shutting out the Rockies as Clayton Richard and two relievers combine for 12 strikeouts. The Rockies are shut out for the second straight day and lose their fourth in a row as they drop to 0-3 on what was supposed to be an easy road trip to San Francisco and San Diego. Those road hitting blues are sneaking up at the wrong time. Also sneaking up: The Cardinals, who take advantage of Rockies and Brewers losses to inch 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card.

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Which bat is a better fit for the Cardinals?

USA Today's Bob Nightengale and Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN discuss whether the Cardinals would be more interested in a trade for Giancarlo Stanton or signing J.D. Martinez.

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Cardinals make up ground

St. Louis saw its chances at a wild-card berth jump after Wednesday with a win and losses by both the Brewers and Rockies.

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Another strong outing for Weaver

Luke Weaver allowed two runs in five innings and earned the win in the Cardinals' victory over the Reds on Wednesday. Weaver has now won each of his last seven starts while allowing two or fewer runs in each outing. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, only four other rookie pitchers over the last 70 years won seven or more consecutive starts while allowing two or fewer runs in each victory: Fernando Valenzuela (eight straight in 1981), Cal Eldred (1992), Jered Weaver (2006) and Steven Matz (2016).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.987th
Quality Starts796th
WHIP1.3011th
BAA.25312th
Runs74012th
Batting Average.25812th
On Base Percentage.3365th
Slugging Percentage.42818th