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Carpenter lifts Cardinals with walk-off grand slam (0:45)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

That's the way to win a game! Randal Grichuk ties the game with a two-out homer in the ninth and then Matt Carpenter creams a one-out grand slam off J.P. Howell in the 11th to win it. The Blue Jays squander six shutout innings from Mat Latos as the bullpen gives up all eight runs. It's the first walk-off slam for the Cardinals since Aaron Miles in 2008 and first in extra innings since Tommie Herr in 1987 against the Mets.

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Miklasz: Are the Cardinals a good team?

Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN takes a look at the numbers and wonders which metrics would lead one to believe the St. Louis Cardinals are better than their record indicates.

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1dSam Miller

Meet the cast of the Chris Coghlan slide

The Blue Jays baserunner took one giant leap into baseball lore, but he wasn't the only one to play a part in a truly epic slice of MLB theater.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' continued awful defense and a wild, headfirst dive by Chris Coghlan cost them a 6-5 loss in 11 innings Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals made four errors, the most costly an Aledmys Diaz bad throw in the 11th.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have a way of finding minor-league journeymen who turn into major-league heroes, at least for stretches of a season. Jose Martinez is this year's version. He came off the bench to blast a two-run home run to tie Tuesday night's game with Toronto in the seventh inning. Martinez, batting .348 when he starts, is now 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run as a pinch hitter.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan proved there can be a fine line between a great slide and a potentially dangerous one. Stephen Piscotty's throw beat Coghlan by several steps, but catcher Yadier Molina was hunched over collecting the ball. Coghlan soared over him before tucking, flipping as Molina stood up and landing on the plate with his right hand, shoulder and head. That scored the go-ahead run for the Blue Jays in the seventh inning. It came on a Kevin Pillar triple.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The struggling Blue Jays got some rare good news tonight: a third straight borderline dominant start from Marco Estrada. He struck out nine Cardinals and held them to two runs on six hits over six innings.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The last-place Blue Jays are 29th in the majors in runs scored and manager John Gibbons will try just about anything to get his listless offense going. Tuesday night in St. Louis, he is starting catcher Russell Martin at third base. Martin hasn't started a game at third since 2008 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "He looks great at the plate right now. Our big thing is scoring runs, you know? There's no doubt in my mind he can do it. You look at that lineup, he's probably the best athlete on that field. We'll give it a go. If it works, we may do it again."

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Carpenter suspended 1 game for bumping ump

St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for making contact with umpire John Tumpane following his ejection last weekend.

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Matheny focuses on positive of Carpenter suspension (0:28)
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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Carpenter is out of tonight's lineup serving a one-games suspension for making contact with an umpire after he was ejected Sunday.

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Have the Cardinals finally found their way?

St. Louis has traded its place in the basement for a spot in the middle of the pack, but that doesn't mean all of the Cards' issues are in the past.

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BBTN: Ankiel On The Yips, Revitalizing Career

Buster Olney talks to former big leaguer Rick Ankiel about dealing with the yips, how he revitalized his career in the outfield, speaking with other athletes and more.

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Cardinals rise in Week 3 Power Rankings

The Cardinals are well on their way toward shaking off their slow start. St. Louis swept the Pirates, took three out of four from the Brewers, and got improved hitting in that stretch.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7426th
Batting Average.23522nd
On Base Percentage.30621st
Slugging Percentage.37922nd
Earned Run Average4.0417th
Quality Starts11Tied-7th
WHIP1.3626th
BAA.25526th

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