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Which struggling team should be most concerned?

June has been especially unkind to a trio of teams that entered the month with postseason aspirations, and could now find themselves tempering expectations. The New York Yankees have lost seven straight, the Baltimore Orioles have dropped nine of their last 13 games, and the St. Louis Cardinals sit five …

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Struggling pitchers square off as Orioles host Cardinals (Jun 17, 2017)

BALTIMORE — Two pitchers who desperately need to throw deep into games with effectiveness will start on Saturday afternoon at Camden Yards. The St. Louis Cardinals will start right-hander Adam Wainwright (7-4, 4.73) against Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley (2-4, 3.97), who has struggled to provide innings for manager Buck Showalter. …

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Series preview: White Sox at Blue Jays

Season series: First meeting. Friday: 6:07 p.m., CSN. LH Jose Quintana (2-8, 5.30) vs. RH Joe Biagini (1-5, 3.38). Saturday: 12:07 p.m., CSN. RH Mike Pelfrey (2-5, 3.81) vs. RH Marcus Stroman (7-2, 3.09). Sunday: 12:07 p.m., WGN-9. RH James Shields (1-0, 1.62) vs. LH J.A. Happ (1-4, 4.31). Storylines: …

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Back To Disabled List For Wong

Busch Stadium) Not even back two weeks from the disabled list, St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is back on the 10-day DL with what the team has diagnosed as a right triceps strain. “Basically, that’s the easy version of saying I have a tear in my triceps,” said …

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Cardinals receive criticism for inviting Lance Berkman to “Christian Day”

Joe Holleman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have received criticism, including from LGBTQ avocates, for inviting former slugger Lance Berkman to “Christian Day” at Busch Stadium, scheduled for July 30. In September 2015, Berkman foolishly advocated against public accommodations for transgender people to use public bathrooms. …

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Central Notes: Royals, Cardinals, White Sox, Brewers

Five games back of a playoff spot, the Royals aren’t ready to sell yet, but contending clubs are eyeing their potential trade chips, reports Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star. The changed qualifying offer system in the new collective bargaining agreement could impact the Royals’ decisions, per Dodd, who …

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Cubs stop 6-game slide with 3-2 win over Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated Anthony Rizzo’s engagement with a postgame cake. The All-Star first baseman dove right in. Pretty sweet day. Rizzo reached four times and scored the winning run on Jason Heyward’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, leading the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over …

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