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Wainwright whiffs 12 in five-hit shutout of Astros

Wainwright whiffs 12 in five-hit shutout of Astros

MLB.com Updated Aug 21, 2012
Starter Adam Wainwright was strong again, this time tossing nine shutout innings to pick up his fourth win in as many August starts as the Cardinals' righty blanked the Astros, 7-0, on Tuesday night in front of 35,370 at Busch Stadium.
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  • Astros’ misery continues with 7-0 loss to Cardinals

    Astros’ misery continues with 7-0 loss to Cardinals

    chron.com Aug 21, 2012
    Tuesday was the first time that Tyler Greene had walked past the Cardinals’ clubhouse and found his way around to the visitor’s side of Busch Stadium. And while the distance wasn’t that far — maybe 100 yards — the differences are immeasurable.
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  • Astros interim first base coach Radison has homecoming in St. L…

    Astros interim first base coach Radison has homecoming in St. Louis

    chron.com Aug 21, 2012
    Among the many St. Louis reunions this series — Jeff Luhnow, Tyler Greene, Brett Wallace to name a few — the one under the radar is Dan Radison. Radison grew up in nearby Columbia, Ill., and was originally drafted by the Cardinals. He later managed in
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  • Astros think Clemens wants to return to majors

    Astros think Clemens wants to return to majors

    CNNSI.com Aug 21, 2012
    ST. LOUIS (AP) The Houston Astros sent a scout to check out Roger Clemens.
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  • The winning attitude is missing from the recipe

    The winning attitude is missing from the recipe

    chron.com Aug 21, 2012
    Maybe it’s not a rejection of the sort of analysis general manager Jeff Luhnow and his data team have brought to the Astros in their brief tenure. Maybe it’s an understanding. A manager’s impact on the game in the sense of his in-game decisions, the
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  • Video - Roger Clemens Eyeing MLB Return? 02:21

    Roger Clemens Eyeing MLB Return?

    Aug 21
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss the motivations behind Roger Clemens pitching for an independent team in Texas.
  • Video - Clemens' Goal Is To Have Fun 00:27

    Clemens' Goal Is To Have Fun

    Aug 21
    Roger Clemens talks about his return to the mound for an independent league team.
  • Video - Wainwright Goes The Distance 00:32

    Wainwright Goes The Distance

    Aug 21
    Adam Wainwright tosses five-hitter for his fourth career shutout in 7-0 win over Astros.

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    Aug 21
    The New England Patriots released defensive end Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday.
  • Peter King: AFC South tougher than expected, but Texans are ready; mail

    Aug 21
    HOUSTON -- While we digest the status of Mike Vick with his battered ribs and wonder if he'll ever play a full season of football again (he's played exactly one 16-game regular season), let's get updated on one team that's been very quiet in the first m…
  • Sources -- Eduardo Najera retiring from NBA to become head coach of D-Leag…

    Aug 21
    Eduardo Najera is retiring from the NBA to become the head coach of the NBA D-League's Texas Legends, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.
  • Sources -- Eduardo Najera retiring from NBA to become head coach of D-Leag…

    Aug 21
    Eduardo Najera is retiring from the NBA to become the head coach of the NBA D-League's Texas Legends, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.