Matt Carpenter

LOS ANGELES | Cardinals homer in 14th straight game, beat Dodgers 5-2

LOS ANGELES  — Even when the Cardinals run into each other, they can’t lose. Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna slugged two-run homers and St. Louis overcame a lack of communication in the outfield to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals improved to a major league-best 16-4 in August and moved … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Cardinals homer in 14th straight game, beat Dodgers 5-2

LOS ANGELES | Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

LOS ANGELES — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night. St. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: HOT TEMPERS Suspensions could be on deck after Wednesday night’s melee between the Braves and Marlins. Ronald Acuna’s chance to extend his home run streak was put on hold when Miami pitcher Jose Urena hit the rookie slugger in the left elbow with his first pitch, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

LEADING OFF: Cards’ Carpenter hot, Fiers debuts for A’s

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: MATTY WOODWORK Matt Carpenter has four homers in five games heading into St. Louis’ series finale against Miami. Carpenter hit his 30th home run in a 3-2 win Monday, becoming the first left-handed Cardinal to hit 30 home runs since Jim Edmonds hit 42 in 2004, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Cards’ Carpenter hot, Fiers debuts for A’s

LEADING OFF: Carpenter’s HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: POWER SURGE Matt Carpenter tries to homer in his seventh straight game when the Cardinals complete a five-game series against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. The teams split a day-night doubleheader Saturday and Carpenter homered in both ends — even though he didn’t start the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Carpenter’s HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

CHICAGO | Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis’ three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader. Carpenter entered as a defensive replacement in the sixth and hit a solo drive in the seventh … Continue reading CHICAGO | Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

LEADING OFF: Cards’ Carpenter on tear, deGrom wants to stay

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: WOOD WORK A day after hitting three homers and two doubles in just six innings, Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter tries to torment the Cubs over a doubleheader. Carpenter drove in seven before getting pulled early in St. Louis’ 18-5 thrashing at Wrigley Field on Friday. He … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Cards’ Carpenter on tear, deGrom wants to stay

SAN FRANCISCO  | Cardinals hit 3 HRs to back Weaver in Cardinals’ 11-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO  — Luke Weaver pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 11-2 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko had three hits including a home run and drove in five runs to spoil the return of Johnny Cueto after two months on the disabled list. Matt Carpenter … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Cardinals hit 3 HRs to back Weaver in Cardinals’ 11-2 win