ARIZONA CARDINALS (11-7)
CAMP SITE: Glendale, Arizona
LAST YEAR: The Cardinals looked like one of the NFL's best teams for the first three months of last season after winning their first seven games and improving to 10-2 after a victory over the Bears on Dec.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 684th homer and Tommy Edman drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to help the scuffling St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Tuesday night.
“It was my first time to be in the stadium here and obviously it's a really cool stadium,” Jansen said.
Toronto Blue Jays (22-20, third in the AL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-18, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (3-3, 2.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 57 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
St. Louis Cardinals (20-16, second in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (24-14, first in the NL East)
New York; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Mets: Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.66 ERA, .91 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
San Francisco Giants (19-12, third in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-14, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Logan Webb (4-1, 3.82 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-2, 3.78 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
St. Louis Cardinals (14-10, second in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (14-11, fourth in the NL West)
San Francisco; Friday, 10:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-2, 3.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 13 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Cobb (1-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
Arizona Diamondbacks (10-12, fifth in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (10-9, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (1-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-2, 3.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, nine strikeouts)
New York Mets (13-5, first in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (9-6, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Chris Bassitt (2-1, 3.00 ERA, .94 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-1, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
12. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9)
LAST SEASON: The Vikings lost their first two games in crushing fashion to eventual playoff teams Cincinnati and Arizona and never truly recovered, not spending a single week above the .500 mark.
St. Louis Cardinals (7-3) vs. Miami Marlins (4-6)
Miami; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-0, .00 ERA, .75 WHIP, five strikeouts); Marlins: Pablo Lopez (1-0, .87 ERA, .97 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols homered for the first time since returning to St. Louis and Andrew Knizner hit a three-run shot, helping the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year, $12 million contract with linebacker Jordan Hicks, continuing a revamp on defense to fit a new scheme and work around the salary cap.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Chandler Jones, WR A.J. Green, TE Maxx Williams, RB Chase Edmonds, LB Ezekiel Turner, P Andy Lee, S Chris Banjo, S Charles Washington, TE Darrell Daniels, G Max Garcia, DT Corey Peters, CB, Antonio Hamilton, TE Demetrius Harris, LS Aaron Brewer, CB Robert Alford, CB Kevin Peterson.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals released linebacker Jordan Hicks on Wednesday, freeing up salary-cap space.
The team will gain $6.5 million in cap room by cutting Hicks, who spent the last three years with the Cardinals after playing for Philadelphia from 2015-18.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Linebacker Jordan Hicks was 28 years old and in the middle of the prime of his career. He was playing good football. His teammates liked him and more importantly respected him.
Then the Arizona Cardinals — at least briefly — decided he was old.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's Jordan Hicks didn't dare turn around as Minnesota's potential game-winning field goal floated toward the uprights. Instead, he watched the videoboard for a moment and then locked eyes with Ezekial Turner, who had been knocked to the turf, his expression slowly turning to disbelief.
MIAMI (AP) —
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Dylan Carlson added a grand slam, leading the St...
This easily could be the most amazin' at-bat of the entire season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns.
The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes.
Jordan Hicks created a buzz around baseball when the 21-year-old right-hander tied Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman for the fastest pitch ever recorded in a major-league game, throwing a 105.1-mph sinker.
Another day, another defensive signing for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The team announced on Wednesday that they re-signed linebacker Nigel Bradham to a five-year deal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Using a cane to walk on his surgically repaired left knee, Carson Wentz celebrated a victory with his teammates that many thought the Philadelphia Eagles couldn't secure without him...
The NFL's all-injury team may be better than the All-Pro team this season.
Aaron Rodgers behind center. David Johnson and Dalvin Cook in the backfield. Odell Beckham Jr., Julian Edelman and Brandon Marshall at wide receiver.