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St. Louis Cardinals (92-68)


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Poised for postseason run, Cardinals clash with Pirates

Although losing is never the goal, wins don't mean all that much for the St. Louis Cardinals, who are finishing the regular season with a series against the host Pittsburgh Pirates that continues Tuesday.

The Cardinals (92-68) have clinched the National League Central and are starting to show that they are mostly interested in preparing for the playoffs.

In a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday, the Cardinals sat catcher Yadier Molina, made third baseman Nolan Arenado (quadriceps) a late scratch as a precaution and pulled first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and designated hitter Albert Pujols for pinch hitters in the seventh after Pujols had hit his 703rd career homer in the sixth.

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Leaders
AVG: P. Goldschmidt.319
HR: P. Goldschmidt35
RBI: P. Goldschmidt114
SB: T. Edman31
W: M. Mikolas12
ERA: M. Mikolas3.29
Saves: R. Helsley19
K: M. Mikolas153
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9268.575-
Milwaukee 8575.5317
Chi Cubs 7387.45619
Cincinnati 6199.38131
Pittsburgh 6199.38131
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (10)
Runs: 761 (5)
Hits: 1367 (10)
Home Runs: 197 (8)
Stolen Bases: 94 (12)
OBP: .326 (5)
SLG: .422 (6)
Total Bases: 2286 (5)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.76 (9)
Runs Allowed: 625 (8)
Saves: 37 (22)
Strikeouts: 1166 (30)
OpBA: .246 (18)
OBP: .313 (18)
SLG: .381 (10)
Run Support: 4.83 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/3 G. Gallegos Signed ( 2023-2024; Opt 2025)(two-year contract extension)
9/19 N. Gorman Sent to Minors
9/19 J. Yepez Called Up from Minors
9/17 D. Carlson Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/17 D. Carlson Removed From 10-Day IL (Sprained left thumb)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 J. Hicks Right arm fatigue (on 15-day IL)
9/17 T. O'Neill Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/7 D. Carlson Sprained left thumb (10-day IL)
7/24 S. Matz Strained left knee (15-day IL)
7/17 D. VerHagen Right hip surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
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