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49-48, 3rd in NL Cent
Carpenter hits homer in 5th straight game (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have recalled Dillon Maples and Luke Farrell (26th man). Anthony Bass to the DL with a back muscle issue while James Norwood was optioned. Jesse Chavez is here wearing No. 43.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Matt Carpenter discuss his 5 for 5 day which included three home runs and two doubles, all by the 6th inning. He came out of the game after his last HR.

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Carpenter ties MLB record with 3 HR, 2 doubles

Cardinals star Matt Carpenter had a historic game on Friday, crushing three home runs and two doubles in his team's 18-5 rout of the Cubs. He's just the second player in the modern era with three home runs and two doubles in the same game.

Carpenter crushes mammoth HR off the scoreboard (0:30)
Carpenter hits three homers in victory (1:22)
Cardinals score 6 in monster 4th inning (1:14)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Unfortunately, Carpenter is out of the game, so his chance of a record-tying fourth home run and record-setting sixth extra-base hit won't happen. He settles for being the 11th player to get five extra-base hits in a game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Have a day, Matt Carpenter! The Cardinals first baseman is 5-for-5 with three homers, two doubles and seven RBIs ... and it's only the sixth inning. With a 15-1 lead, the Cubs are going to a position player to pitch, giving Carpenter an even better chance at one of the best games in MLB history.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rican All Stars!

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Molina open to player-manager role in 2020

Catcher Yadier Molina, who has spent his entire 15-year career with the Cardinals, said it "would be a dream" to be considered for the role of player-manager during his last contract year with the team in 2020.


BBTN: Live Show From All-Star In Washington, D.C

Live from D.C., Buster, Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian discuss trade rumors around the Beltway, their takeaways from the first half and more. Plus, Sarah Langs joins for a special edition of "The Numbers Game" (31:59), Todd Radom stares down Buster & Josh for a live quiz (37:35) and Bleacher Tweets come from the audience (45:15).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadi Molina tells me in Spanish "he'd welcome the opportunity" if he had a chance to a be "player-manager" during his last contract year with the Cards, which is 2020. "I'm focused on our season right now but I wouldn't discard it"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Right now I can't say that's something I'll do 100 percent, but I do get the opportunity to be a major league manager one day" -Yadi Molina

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Fired Matheny: 'Nothing but gratitude' to Cards

Mike Matheny, who was fired by the Cardinals on Saturday, says he saw his dismissal coming, as conversations about the possibility began during the 2017 season.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been fired with his club at 47-46 and in danger of missing the postseason a third straight year, their worst stretch since missing the playoffs from 1997-1999. He leaves with a career .555 record, one NL pennant, and perhaps more than the usual second-guessing from fans. Also out, hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller.


Peraza's 5 hits lead Reds past Cardinals, 8-2

Jose Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday night.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24813th
On Base Percentage.31816th
Slugging Percentage.40815th
Earned Run Average3.9112th
Quality Starts46Tied-16th