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Walk to Beltran key to meltdown

Walk to Beltran key to meltdown

chron.com Updated Aug 23, 2012
For about four innings on Thursday, it looked like the Astros might get interim manager Tony DeFrancesco his first victory. Dallas Kuechel had retired 12 of the first 13 Cardinals batters, and the Astros offense had done all the little things right for …
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  • Freese, Cards shrug off 4-run deficit to sweep

    Freese, Cards shrug off 4-run deficit to sweep

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2012
    David Freese's three-run homer snapped the Cardinals' seven-game long-ball drought and St. Louis beat the Houston Astros 13-5 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
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  • Cardinals 13, Astros 5: Early lead doesn’t hold as losing strea…

    Cardinals 13, Astros 5: Early lead doesn’t hold as losing streak reaches seven

    chron.com Aug 23, 2012
    The Astros lost for the 50th time in 62 road games and head to New York where 50 years ago the Mets lost 120 games, a modern-day record.
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  • Before big trip, Cardinals rally to sweep Astros

    Before big trip, Cardinals rally to sweep Astros

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2012
    With eight runs in a two-inning span, the Cardinals changed the complexion of a game that they would win, 13-5. The series sweep over the Astros put a wrap on a string of nine consecutive games at Busch Stadium.
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  • Manager Mike Matheny ‘can’t wait’ for Cardinals to face Reds

    Manager Mike Matheny ‘can’t wait’ for Cardinals to face Reds

    yahoo.com Aug 23, 2012
    Mike Matheny made an admission Thursday, the timing of which was a bit surprising. The St. Louis Cardinals hadn't even finished their home series against the Astros when Matheny expressed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch how eager he was to hit the road a…
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  • The Baseball Hall Of Fame Probably Wouldn't Change The Rules If…

    The Baseball Hall Of Fame Probably Wouldn't Change The Rules If Roger Clemens Pitched A Meaningless Game This Year

    deadspin.com Aug 23, 2012
    Yesterday we half-floated a conspiracy theory that Roger Clemens's impending comeback with the Sugar Land Skeeters was a sneaky ploy to reappear in a major league game for the woeful Astros so that he might push his first hall of fame ballot appearance …
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  • Which former Astros’ players should ownership bring back?

    Which former Astros’ players should ownership bring back?

    chron.com Aug 23, 2012
    Fans of any team often find it hard to part with legends and it's not uncommon for stars to return to their teams in some role.
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  • Video - Freese, Holliday Power Cardinals 00:33

    Freese, Holliday Power Cardinals

    Aug 23
    David Freese and Matt Holliday both drove in four runs as the Cardinals pummeled the Astros 13-5.

Sports Columnists

  • Source -- Martell Webster agrees to deal with Washington Wizards

    Aug 23
    Free-agent swingman Martell Webster has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Washington Wizards, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • Don Banks: 2012 Division Preview: AFC East

    Aug 23
    In the first 10 seasons of the reconfigured four-team AFC East (2002-11), the red-white-blue-and-silver-clad colossus from New England has ruled all. While the Bills, Dolphins and Jets have combined to employ 14 head coaches and enough starting quarterb…
  • NFL quarterback rankings -- John Clayton reveals the 2012 hierarchy of sig…

    Aug 23
    John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.
  • NFL quarterback rankings -- John Clayton reveals the 2012 hierarchy of sig…

    Aug 23
    John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.