Lackey dominates, Cardinals beat Cubs 4-0 in NLDS opener - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Lackey dominates, Cardinals beat Cubs 4-0 in NLDS opener

By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth inning, and rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered late as the St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 4-0 victory Friday night in the opener of their NL Division Series.

In front of a standing room only crowd of 47,830 - the second-largest at 10-year-old Busch Stadium - thousands of Cubs faithful mixed into the red throng for the first postseason game between the two long-time rivals.

Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday. The Cardinals turn to lefty Jaime Garcia (10-6), who made 20 starts coming off risky thoracic surgery. Kyle Hendricks (8-7) makes his postseason debut for the NL wild-card winners.

Matt Holliday had an RBI single in the first, giving St. Louis a lead after just three at-bats. Pinch-hitting, Pham homered off Lester and Piscotty had a two-run shot off Pedro Strop in the eighth.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland SportsSportsMore>>

  • Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-15 22:23:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-01-16 16:56:12 GMT

    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

  • Molina confirms plans to retire when contract expires

    Molina confirms plans to retire when contract expires

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-16 00:27:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The Cardinal backstop has three more years on his contract, and plans to call call it a career after that. “Three more years. That’s it,” he said Monday. 

    The Cardinal backstop has three more years on his contract, and plans to call call it a career after that. “Three more years. That’s it,” he said Monday. 

  • Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

    Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-01-15 01:32:53 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 2:56 PM EST2018-01-15 19:56:17 GMT
    Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans.
    Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans.
Powered by Frankly