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St. Louis Cardinals rout the Washington Nationals 8-0

Adam Wainwright gave up two hits, and only one of them left the infield.
St. Louis bests Cincinnati

St. Louis bests Cincinnati

Michael Wacha worked six solid innings and Yadier Molina hit an early three-run double, as St. Louis survived a close call in the ninth to best Cincinnati 5-3.
Reds win in walk-off against the Cardinals

Reds win in walk-off against the Cardinals

Five hours and 25 minutes after the game was scheduled to start, Chris Heisey gave the Cincinnati Reds a walk-off win.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Houston 3

Matt Adams hit a two-run shot, part of a three-homer barrage which lifted St. Louis over Houston by a 6-3 count in Grapefruit League play.
Cardinals shut out Braves 11-0

Cardinals shut out Braves 11-0

Xavier Scruggs capped a seven-run sixth inning with a three-run double as the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Atlanta Braves 11-0 in Grapefruit League action.

McCutchen, Cabrera named MVPs

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera were named baseball's most valuable players Thursday.
MLB: St. Louis 5, Boston 4

MLB: St. Louis 5, Boston 4

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Allen Craig scored the winning run on an interference call Saturday, giving St. Louis a bizarre 5-4 win over Boston and a 2-1 lead in the 2013 World Series.
MLB: St. Louis 4, Boston 2

MLB: St. Louis 4, Boston 2

BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Carpenter's fly ball in the seventh led to two errors on one play Thursday and St. Louis rallied to even the World Series with a 4-2 victory over Boston.
Craig added to Cardinals' World Series roster

Craig added to Cardinals' World Series roster

BOSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Infielder Allen Craig was added to the St. Louis Cardinals' roster Wednesday ahead of the start of the World Series.
MLB: St. Louis 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

MLB: St. Louis 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran started one big inning and finished another Friday to help St. Louis romp into the World Series with a 9-0 bashing of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Gerrit Cole had a strong start and Pittsburgh scored in five innings Friday for a 7-1 win that evened the NL Division Series with St. Louis at a game each.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran's three-run homer ignited a seven-run third inning Thursday that sent St. Louis to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh that opened their playoff series.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 2

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings to notch his 19th win Saturday, staking the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 0

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina drove in three runs Friday, Lance Lynn struck out nine and St. Louis clinched the division title with a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Washington 1

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Shelby Miller allowed one run Wednesday in helping the St. Louis Cardinals solidify their place atop the NL Central with a 4-1 win over Washington.
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Yadier Benjamin Molina (Spanish pronunciation: ; born July 13, 1982) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. Molina was the third catcher to play in two World Series before age 25, along with Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra. He is considered one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, throwing out 42% of runners attempting a stolen base (2005–2010). He has also led major league catchers in pickoffs (2005–2010) with 36.

Molina was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico to Gladys Matta and Benjamín Molina. Molina's two older brothers, Bengie and José, are also major league catchers. José, Bengie and Yadier are the only trio of brothers to have each earned World Series rings. Molina makes his home in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. He lives in Caseyville, Illinois during the baseball season.

Molina made his debut with the Cardinals during their pennant-winning season of 2004, backing up former Gold Glove-winner Mike Matheny. Molina was picked over Matheny to start Game 4 of the 2004 World Series against the Boston Red Sox; during the following offseason, Matheny signed a three-year, $10.5-million contract with the San Francisco Giants, clearing the road for Molina to become a starter for St. Louis.

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