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Rays 7, Cardinals 2: Matt Joyce and James Loney each recorded a pair of hits and an RBI as visiting Tampa Bay defeated St. Louis for its sixth consecutive victory in the opener of a two-game series.
Odorizzi grew up in Highland, Illinois, located 35 miles east of St. Louis. He attended so many Cardinals games at both Busch Stadiums that he has lost count.
Outfielder Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the game with the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
RF Yasiel Puig was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup against the Cardinals on Sunday, one day after getting hit on his left hand by a pitch.
Matt Holliday and A.J. Ellis discuss the finer points of the game of baseball - Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Clayton Kershaw vs. Carlos Martinez The last time these teams played on July 20 was in 2003.
On top of all the drama surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals and their quest to repeat as National League Central champions, the team almost sustained another major death blow Saturday night.
On Tuesday at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals and Rays will open their second series of the year much like they did their first.
The last time Clayton Kershaw was on the mound at Busch Stadium, the Dodgers felt the wrath of being romped by the Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
The Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the Padres for four prospects in a trade announced late Friday night.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in foul territory for an out during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 19, 2014, in St. Louis.
Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League pitcher Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the fourth inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field.
Kolten Wong had two hits and scored on both of Holliday's RBI hits for the Cardinals against the team they beat in the NLCS last fall.
Matt Holliday smacked a two-run homer among his two hits and three RBI as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:23 pm
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