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Quick hits: Packed house treated to Cardinals’ precision, 1-0 win vs. powerful Yankees

If the Cardinals saw this weekend series against the New York Yankees — a surefire blockbuster at the gate — as a stage to see how they measure against one of the best teams in baseball, they got a perfect indicator Saturday. In front of the largest audience, it saw a flawless performance to win. …

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BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I did not want to do that. Sorry, guys.” The former Cardinals All-Star had explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear …

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Yankees 3, Cardinals 4: Missed chances, blown lead doom Bombers to loss

If you were to be given a box score of this game with everything visible except the runs, you would probably think the Yankees won this game fairly easily. They outhit the Cardinals 10-5 and drew five walks. Several members of the heart of the order had multi-hit games, including Aaron Judge, Matt Carpenter, and …

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Rosenthal: Why the Yankees traded Montgomery, plus Ohtani talks and wild-card pressure

It’s an old baseball adage: You can never have enough pitching. So how is it that the Yankees traded a quality starting pitcher for an injured center fielder at the trade deadline, perplexing many of their fans and even some in the industry? The answer comes down to this: The Yankees, according to major-league sources, …

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Yankees’ flurry of trades at deadline leaves rotation depth thin

Just over a week ago, the Yankees were well stocked with starting pitching depth.  After a flurry of trades ahead of the deadline this past Tuesday, though, that depth is more tenuous as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season.  In addition to surprisingly trading away Jordan Montgomery for injured outfielder …

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