Cardinals lost to the Dodgers 5-3.
After winning only 15 games in the past five seasons, the Rams have a new coach who hopes to instill in his players optimism for the road ahead.
Ryan Doumit became the third Twins player to go deep both right-handed and left-handed in a game.
It's just the Cardinals' second series sweep overall at home, where they're 26-20.
Baseball and softball have agreed to merge into a single international federation in a joint bid in hopes of being reinstated in the Olympics by 2020.
St. Louis tied a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in the seventh inning of a 12-0 victory over Chicago on Saturday night.
Lorenzo Cain delivered run-producing singles in the first and fifth innings, and he had an RBI double in the seventh in Kansas City's 7-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 and scored the winning run in the 11th inning to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
The Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Friday, and ended Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak.
Jeremy Guthrie and Jonathan Sanchez both struggled this season after changing leagues. On Friday, the pitchers were traded for each other.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is switching his lineup by shifting leadoff man Rafael Furcal to eighth and putting Skip Schumaker at the top for the series opener.
Florissant police Capt. Tim Lowery said Robert Quinn was involved in a one-car accident on an exit ramp along Interstate 270 at 5:38 a.m. on July 10. Lowery said the responding officer suspected Quinn was intoxicated and arrested him without incident.
Felix Hernandez (8-5) is 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his past seven starts since a loss to San Diego on June 12. He allowed one run and eight hits, throwing only 89 pitches in eight innings.
Billy Butler homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Wednesday night.
St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright got off to a shaky start and his defense didn't help, leading to a four-run first inning and a 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
The Kansas City Royals optioned left-hander Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday after he was hit hard in his big league debut.
Seattle's Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit a two-run homer in the team's 9-6 victory against the Royals.
A home run by Rickie Weeks and an effective effort on the mount by Randy Wolf keyed the Brewers 3-2 win against the Cardinals.
Bob Osborne cited undisclosed heath concerns as the reason for stepping down as Carl Edwards' crew chief.
Allen Craig hit a bloop RBI single off Brewers closer John Axford to take the lead, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night.