Everyone in the St. Louis rotation is getting extra rest, including All-Star Adam Wainwright.
No one's been able to keep St. Louis down. Leaning on rookies and resiliency, to compensate for some serious personnel blows, the Cardinals are 21 games above .500.
Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star game, New York Yankees indomitable closer Mariano Rivera tossed a perfect inning to help the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Some of Major League Baseball's best players this season are among the youngest on the field.
Allen Craig lined a tiebreaking RBI single into left field before Molina drove an 0-2 pitch from Kevin Gregg (2-2) over the wall in left for his seventh homer.
Yoenis Cespedes won baseball's power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.
For Kansas City's Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez, making this year's All-Star team isn't just a matter of prestige. It also brings some substantial financial rewards.
Former Missouri basketball player Kim English was released by the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny got into a heated argument with plate umpire Dan Bellino and had to be restrained after the Cardinals lost 3-0 to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Ervin Santana walked three batters in an inning for the first time in a year and failed to pitch through the sixth for the first time this season in the Kansas City Royals' deflating 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run off lefty Wesley Wright (0-3) and Matt Holliday drove in two with a two-out hit to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees snapped out of its offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over Wade Davis and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Nerve issues have sidelined the 38-year-old right-hander since before the start of spring training this season, and it appeared his career might be in jeopardy.
The Royals' George Brett, now the team's interim hitting coach, recalled that on the day he hit the famous home run in 1983, he didn't think the controversy "was that big of a deal." But now he hears about it on a regular basis. "Pretty much every time I play golf," he said. "They always want to check my clubs for pine tar."
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright picked up his National League-tying 12th win with seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit his team-high 13th home run to lead the Cardinals to a 9-5 win over the Astros on Tuesday night.
James Shields escaped early trouble when Lorenzo Cain ran down a deep drive with the bases loaded, Billy Butler and David Lough backed their ace with home runs and the Royals handed the New York Yankees their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday night.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has been among the best players in the league the first half of the season, was sent for medical tests on his right knee and did not play in victories against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.
Alex Gordon will be joined at Citi Field in New York on July 16 by catcher Salvador Perez, giving the Royals two representatives at the All-Star game for the first time in a decade.
Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs on Saturday to send home the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
St. Louis' Jon Jay scored from first base on a single after right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's throwing error with two outs in the ninth for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.