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St. Louis Cardinals continue to “fight” and rally over Chicago Cubs for franchise-best 16 straight wins – MLB Sports

Chicago- Paul goldschmidt When Harrison Bader With home red St. Louis Cardinals Lasted a long time Chicago Cubs Recorded 4-2 and 16 consecutive wins on Sunday.

Streak is the longest in franchise history and turned the National League wildcard race into a non-story in September. The Cardinals haven’t finished second yet, but they are comfortably leading the field and are aiming for a wildcard match against either. Los Angeles Dodgers Also San Francisco Giants Next week.

This is the longest streak in the majors since Cleveland won 22 in a row in 2017, and the best in the National League since the New York Giants won 16 in a row on their way to the unlikely pennant in 1951.

Jake Woodford 5.1 Innings allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs, leaving room for 4 rescuers to finish the game. Henesis Cabrera (4-5) He won in less than 1 inning and recorded 2 outs and 1 walk.

“I was just going out there to work,” Woodford said. “During this streak, it was a good expression of what we are trying to do as clean a baseball game as possible.”

The Cardinals went into the bottom of the eighth inning with a 2-2 draw with the Cubs when the magic came back. Andrew Knizner Wild pitch decides go-a-head run, Lars Noot Bar Crossed the plate with a ground-out insurance run.

“We are playing cardinal baseball right now,” Kizner told Barry Sports after the match. “And it’s been playing until 9 innings.”

Woodford agreed.

“We never feel it’s gone,” he said.

Indeed, Wrigley Field had a late drama in favor of them for the first time in a few days. On Saturday, the Cardinals posted a reversal 8-5 victory.

Throughout the winning streak, power was a major scenario, and Sunday was no exception. Goldschmidt is home to 464 feet, seventh in over 460 careers and second in its category this season, according to a survey by ESPN Stats & Information.

“The way we’ve been playing has been from opening to opening over these last 16 games,” Kizner said. “As long as we play the game, we feel like we are in the game.”

The Cardinals hit 31 home runs during this streak. The only other team to hit many home runs in a 16-game span was the 2017 Indians with all the wins.

St. Louis, which is closed on Monday, closed the weekend with six games ahead. Philadelphia Phillies When Cincinnati Reds The second berth of the National League wildcard.Cardinal sends out Adam Wainwright (16-7, 3.05 ERA) Start the series vs. Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

“That’s why we play, win, and play in October, and everyone at this clubhouse feels they can do that,” Woodford said. “But there is something to do.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

– MLB Sports

St. Louis Cardinals continue to “fight” and rally over Chicago Cubs for franchise-best 16 straight wins

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