A recent seven-game losing skid damages their playoff hopes, but the Royals still have an opportunity to finish above .500.
After three games Friday through Sunday against the Braves, the Cardinals will head to Pittsburgh for five games in four games, including a doubleheader to make up for a rainout April 16, and finish with three games the following weekend in Cincinnati.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates have rarely played meaningful games against one another after the All-Star Break in the past 20 years, but this year their second-half matchups could be the most intriguing of the year.
A big thunderstorm helped the St. Louis Cardinals avoid a possible loss Tuesday when they trailed the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 after two innings in Pittsburgh, but they got an even bigger break by not having to play a doubleheader the following day.
Looking to the future…
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After falling behind 8-0 against the Cincinnati Reds on July 6, 2011, the Cardinals nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback. You have to go all the back to 1954 to find another game like it.
Doubleheaders add excitement, strategy to the game, and Matt Kelsey argues that the MLB should schedule more of them in advance.