St Louis Wins Series Against Kansas City Despite Injuries


The St. Louis Cardinals may be suffering from the injury bug, but don’t think for a second they are letting it affect the team winning games. The Cardinals just lost Lance Lynn and Matt Holliday, and were forced to play most of the American League All-Star team at home. The Kansas City Royals have been one of the best teams in the league so far, but St. Louis was not intimidated.

St. Louis pitcher Jaime Garcia started the series opener, and pitched a gem of a game, allowing only four hits through eight innings, and allowing no runs. Garcia has been pitching at a very high level lately, only allowing a 2.06 ERA this season. Garcia has lacked run support, with the Cardinals getting shut out in his previous two starts.

Then St. Louis was able to win the series with back to back wins. The Cardinals defeated Kansas City 3-2 on Mark Reynolds solo home run in the fifth inning. St. Louis survived another game against a tough Kansas City team thanks to the pitching help of Tyler Lyons, who hadn’t recorded a win since May of 2013. Lyons had struggled earlier in the year when called up to replace Adam Wainwright, but held his own in yesterday’s matchup.

The Cardinals always find ways to win. They have the best farming system in the MLB, and constantly have the talent to fill the gaps of all the players going on the DL regularly. The Cardinals final game against Kansas City was postponed due to rain, and no reschedule date has been announced yet.

The Cardinals move on to play the Twins, starting tomorrow at 7:15 P.M. central time.

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