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Furcal to have reconstructive elbow surgery

Furcal to have reconstructive elbow surgery

JUPITER, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal will have reconstructive elbow surgery that could keep him out of the lineup for eight months, the Cardinals said Thursday.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 5

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Consecutive home runs by Allen Craig and Yadier Molina during a six-run sixth inning Friday launched the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Houston 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jon Jay singled in the tying run in the fifth Wednesday and then scored on a wild pitch in helping push the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over Houston.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina's two-run double in the fifth inning put St. Louis ahead Saturday and the Cardinals turned back a late Pittsburgh rally for a 5-4 victory.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Arizona 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Home runs by David Freese and Allen Craig, along with a two-run triple from Rafael Furcal Wednesday, powered St. Louis to a 5-2 win over Arizona.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 7 (11 inn.)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Juan Pierre beat out an infield hit to score Jimmy Rollins with the game-winning run in the 11th inning Sunday, handing Philadelphia an 8-7 win over St. Louis.

MLB: St. Louis 8, San Francisco 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Carpenter supplied a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth inning Monday to break the game open and boost the St. Louis Cardinals past San Francisco 8-2.

MLB: St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2 (12 inn.)

ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal's 12th-inning single chased home Joe Kelly with the winning run Wednesday, boosting St. Louis to a 3-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

ST. LOUIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright picked up the win and a pair of RBI Tuesday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: St. Louis 12, Chicago Cubs 0

ST. LOUIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Skip Schumaker drove in three runs during a record-tying 12-run seventh inning for St. Louis Saturday in the Cardinals' 12-0 blitz of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, July 17 (UPI) -- Allen Craig's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning capped a rally Monday that carried the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2 (10 inn.)

CINCINNATI, July 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick smashed a homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, boosting the Cincinnati Reds past St. Louis 3-2.
Cain, Verlander named all-star starters

Cain, Verlander named all-star starters

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Matt Cain and Detroit's Justin Verlander were named the starting pitchers for Tuesday's 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Yanks, Rangers dominate all-star teams

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- The American League 2012 All-Star Game starting squad will have three members each from the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, MLB announced Sunday.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Miami 7 (10 innings)

MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina smashed a game-tying homer in the ninth inning Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Miami 8-7 in 10 innings.

MLB: Detroit 2, St. Louis 1 (10 innings)

DETROIT, June 21 (UPI) -- Quintin Berry bounced a single up the middle in the 10th inning, driving in the winning run of Detroit's 2-1 interleague win Thursday over St. Louis.
Two new players take NL All-Star vote lead

Two new players take NL All-Star vote lead

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp leads the National League in All-Star voting but Melky Cabrera and Rafael Furcal have taken starters' positions in a voting update released Tuesday.

MLB: Houston 9, St. Louis 8

HOUSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic homered Tuesday to help the Houston Astros edge St. Louis 9-8.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, May 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 with a home run and Matt Adams added three RBI Monday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 victory over reeling Atlanta.

MLB: St. Louis 4, San Diego 3

ST. LOUIS, May 22 (UPI) -- Tyler Greene went 3-for-4 and belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning for St. Louis Monday, carrying the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over San Diego.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, St. Louis 5

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Scott Van Slyke hit his first major league homer Sunday and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 6-5 to sweep their interleague series.

Cards' Berkman on disabled list again

ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman Sunday was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with an injured knee.

MLB: Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Brandon Beachy allowed only two hits over six innings Saturday and the Atlanta Braves stayed hot with a 7-2 spanking of St. Louis.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Arizona 6

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 and hit the first of five homers for the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, who hung on to post a 9-6 victory over Arizona.
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