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Looper Turns in Longest Outing of Career

Righty pitches into ninth inning as Cards win for 8th time in 10 games

(Newser) - Braden Looper pitched into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career and went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and the St. Louis Cardinals hung on for a 6-5 win over the slumping Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Rick Ankiel hit his sixth homer of the season and Ryan... More »

Looper Paces Cards Past Reds

(Newser) - Braden Looper worked six solid innings and Rick Ankiel had three hits and two RBIs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals hand Aaron Harang another tough luck loss with a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Aaron Miles drove in two runs with and Jason Isringhausen earned his ninth... More »

Cards Pound Reds in 7-2 Win

Young righty shelled in sixth major league start

(Newser) - Joel Pineiro pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on rookie Johnny Cueto early in a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus and Rick Ankiel combined for four hits and five RBIs their first two at-bats for the Cardinals, who... More »

Encarnacion Leads Reds Over Cards

Third baseman does it with bat and glove in victory

(Newser) - Edwin Encarnacion had a pair of RBI doubles and made a standout play at third base in the seventh inning to preserve a one-run lead in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Bronson Arroyo (1-3) worked six solid innings for the Reds, who... More »

Wainwright's Arm, Bat Lead Cardinals

Pitcher's homer the difference in 5-4 defeat of Brewers

(Newser) - Adam Wainwright pitched into the eighth inning and homered Wednesday night, helping the St. Louis Cardinals run their home winning streak to seven with a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Albert Pujols contributed with his bat and glove. He hit an early two-run double, then made a leaping catch... More »

Pujols Homers Twice in Cards W

Slugger ends longest season-opening HR drought of career

(Newser) - Albert Pujols hit his first two homers of the year and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Wednesday night to take their third straight series. Pujols also had an RBI-single and Rick Ankiel added two RBIs. Pujols ended the longest home run drought to start the... More »

Lohse, Cardinals Complete Sweep of Nationals

Signed late in spring training, righty lifts St. Louis to 5-1

(Newser) - The Cardinals haven't been slowed by all those injuries. Kyle Lohse allowed four hits in seven innings, Rick Ankiel homered and St. Louis completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 3-0 victory Sunday. Lohse (1-0), who signed as a free agent on March 14, has thrown 12... More »

Looper, Ankiel Lead Cards Past Nationals

In a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals

(Newser) - Braden Looper gave the lightly-regarded St. Louis Cardinals rotation its fourth straight stingy outing and Rick Ankiel hit a two-run home run in a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The surprising Cardinals are 3-1, two games above .500 for the first time since the end of... More »

HGH Use Mars Ankiel Comeback

Cards outfielder admits taking hormones during recovery from surgery

(Newser) - St. Louis Cardinals’ star slugger Rick Ankiel acknowledged using Human Growth Hormone last night, facing reporters in the dugout after news emerged yesterday that he had received HGH from a pharmacy involved in a prescription-drug scandal. Ankiel took delivery of HGH for a year following a routine elbow surgery in... More »

Ankiel Legend Grows in 16-4 Win

Pitcher-come-slugger drives in 7 for key victory

(Newser) - Ex-pitcher-turned-slugger Rick Ankiel continued his story-book season last night, breaking open a tie game against the Pirates in the 2nd with a two-run homer and finishing the game with a career-high 7 RBIs.  The Cardinals ended up trouncing the Pirates 16-4. On the seven-game home stand Ankiel's batting .440... More »

Rick Ankiel Hits 3-Run Shot in Comeback

Former pitcher looks good in debut as outfielder

(Newser) - The feel-good story of the season continued last night when St. Louis Cardinal Rick Ankiel hit a 3-run homer to help secure a 5-0 win over the Padres. For Ankiel, a troubled pitcher  making a comeback as an outfielder, it was the first homer  since 2000. More »

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