Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
- Tony Cruz got the game-winning hit in the 13th inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Brewers Thursday night at Busch Stadium, keeping the Cardinals 2 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates and reducing their magic number for winning the NL Central to eight.
- The Cardinals open their final regular-season homestand of the year tonight against the Reds. John Lackey will pitch against David Holmberg while the Pirates are hosting Milwaukee for the first of three games.
- The Blues will be on the ice for their first official practice of the year today. Missing will be forward Jaden Schwartz, who is trying to reach terms on a new contract. The Blues play their first of seven pre-season games Sunday night at Columbus.