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    Cardinals SP John Lackey quiets Cubs in Game 1

    Cardinals starter John Lackey held the Cubs to just two hits and a walk over 7 1/3 scoreless innings en route to the win in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. He struck out five.The 36-year-old took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and ended up allowing only a pair of singles in the game, one a bunt single. Jon Lester was strong on the other side, but Lackey has had the Cubs' number all year. He allowed just three earned runs over 21.2 innings in three regular-season starts against Chicago (1.25 ERA).

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    Cardinals' John Lackey has Saturday start washed out by rain

    Cardinals right-hander John Lackey's start was postponed on Saturday due to rain.While nothing official has been announced yet, it's likely Lackey's start will be pushed back to Sunday with the Cardinals set to play a double header against the Braves.

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    Cardinals pitcher John Lackey takes no-decision Sunday

    Cardinals pitcher John Lackey earned a no-decision Sunday against the Brewers, allowing just one run with seven strikeouts and two walks in seven strong innings. The veteran was in line to win the game upon exiting, but a seven-run eruption in the ninth inning gave Milwaukee the win. Lackey has been excellent this season, with a 2.69 ERA through 214 innings, and his next scheduled start will come Saturday against the Braves.

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    Cardinals SP John Lackey dominant in win over Reds on Tuesday

    Cardinals starter John Lackey won his 13th game as he allowed one run on nine hits over seven innings Tuesday against Cincinnati. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter. Lackey was strong, as he induced 12 swinging strikes and 10 ground balls in 106 pitches. His only blemish was a solo home run by the red-hot Jay Bruce in the first innings, and he sliced and diced the Reds lineup for the rest of the night. Lackey is on a roll, with six consecutive quality starts and a beautiful 50:13 K:BB in 47.1 innings in that span. His ERA is down to 2.74.

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    Cardinals SP John Lackey throws seven scoreless Thursday

    Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey (12-9) shut out the Brewers over seven innings Thursday, striking out eight while allowing five hits and a pair of walks. Lackey's stunning season continues, as he reduced his already career-best ERA to 2.79 -- its lowest mark since his second start of the year. At age 36, little was expected of Lackey in his second year with the Cardinals, but there's some kind of magic for pitchers in St. Louis. He next gets a rematch with the Reds, who whiffed 10 times against him last Friday.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cardinals align their rotation for weekend clash with Pirates

    The Cardinals have set their rotation for the big weekend series against the Pirates. Carlos Martinez, who was skipped on Tuesday due to a back injury, will open the series on Friday. Jaime Garcia and John Lackey will follow on Saturday and Sunday respectively, according to MLB.com. The Cardinals enter play on Wednesday six games ahead of the Pirates in the National League Central, with six more head-to-head matchups left on the schedule for 2015.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cardinals' John Lackey sees bullpen waste his fine effort Monday

    Cardinals starter John Lackey was excellent in his outing against the Nationals on Monday. The right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over six solid innings. He walked four and struck out eight, throwing 63 of his 105 pitches for strikes. Despite the fine outing, Lackey was left with a no-decision, as the Cardinals' bullpen coughed up the lead. The Cardinals would rally back, however, as they wound up with the 8-5 victory. Lackey, who lowered his season ERA to 2.87 on Monday, was excellent in the month of August. In six starts, he went 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA.

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    Cardinals' John Lackey loses eighth game of year

    Cardinals pitcher John Lackey dropped to 10-8 on the year with his third loss in his last four decisions, Friday against San Diego. Lackey allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits over six innings. It's the most runs he's surrendered since June 8, 13 starts earlier. Lackey struck out seven, his most since July 29.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cardinals SP John Lackey goes into ninth in victory over Marlins

    Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey had good stuff during his start against the Marlins on Saturday. Lackey allowed only two runs on nine hits in 8 1/3 innings of work. He struck out six batters, while only giving up a walk and a home run. With the win, Lackey improved to 10-7 on the year with a 2.87 ERA.

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    John Lackey takes no-decision for Cardinals

    Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allowed three runs in six innings and left with the lead, against Milwaukee on Sunday. The Cardinals bullpen couldn't close out the game, however, and Lackey had to settle for a no-decision. Lackey allowed two home runs in a game for the first time since June 8.