The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs began the newest chapter in one of sport’s greatest rivalries on Tuesday. In the end, the Cardinals survived their brush with their oldest rivals, and still sit with the best record in baseball.
The Cardinals brought an end to a brief slide over the weekend with a series win over the Cincinnati Reds. As the club moves back onto the road for a four-game series in Milwaukee, let’s look at three deciding factors in the series that just was against their toughest recent rival.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed relief pitcher Jose Mijares to a one-year Major League contract for 2012.
A look at how telling the first 20 games have been in Royals seasons past.
Kansas City now begins their first road-trip of the season, heading to Detroit for a trio of contests with the division-rival Tigers.
Here is a look at some of the biggest plays from each game based on win probability added (WPA) (numbers all from the indispensable Fangraphs):