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Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with his teammates as he jumps on home plate to score on his solo game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.
The Cardinals won Tuesday night 5-4, their second straight walk-off win over the Reds - this one on a walk-off hit by pitch to Jon Jay The victory put them at a season-high 11 games over .500.
For the longest time in a Cardinals uniform, Lance Lynn has never truly been respected as a frontline starting pitcher.
Having the right number can mean a lot to a professional baseball player. Whether it's sentiment, superstition or just familiarity, the digits on the back of the duds seem to matter.
AUGUST 20: Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores a run against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning at Busch Stadium on August 20, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, who threw fastball and changeups, is on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his shoulder.
The Cincinnati Reds took great strides in their run for a playoff spot in the last week, gaining serious momentum by losing 3 of 4 to the worst team in the National League and bolstering their squad by sending one of their best pitchers to the 15-day DL.
"That's pretty cool, to be able to play in one when you're 12 and then be able to make it to the major leagues and play in one there," he told Sporting News this weekend.
Jun 22, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium.
To be fair, I've excluded players who are still being paid at the minimum levels set by their rookie contracts.
Padres All-Star starter Tyson Ross held the Cardinals without an extra-base hit on Friday, but he provided enough other favors to nevertheless help the Cardinals to a 4-2 win in front of 42,662 at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals cashed in on San Diego starter Tyson Ross' early wildness to score two quick runs and then used another effective outing from Lance Lynn in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday night at Busch Stadiuim.
In the top of the second inning Friday, the Padres' Rymer Liriano ripped a shot that ricocheted off Cardinal pitcher Lance Lynn's right shin and skipped into right center field for a single.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:26 am
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