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June 16, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Paul Molitor is the Twinspiration

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Russell A. Carleton

Or is he?

We now pause for a moment to ponder the mystery of the Minnesota Twins. Up until last week, they were in first place in the AL Central. In the offseason, some made the case that the defending AL champion Royals would win the division. Others argued for the defending division-champion Tigers. A few picked the up-and-coming Indians or the White Sox after they signed Zach Duke. No one expected the Spanish Inquisition the Twins to be in first place for any of 2015. This is the team that has specialized in losing 90 games over the last four seasons.

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June 15, 2015 8:08 am

Rubbing Mud: That Old Devil Magic Finds New Form

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Matthew Trueblood

The Cardinals are finding a new way to break the system.

The Cardinals and Royals didn't get a chance to play the final game of their season series on Sunday; the rain wouldn't let them. That's too bad for St. Louis, because almost any time they take the field this season, they win. At 41–21, they're off to their best start since 1944, and in one aspect, specifically, they're starting hotter than almost anyone ever has.

Here are the 20 teams in MLB history who have allowed the fewest runs over their first 62 games.

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October 28, 2013 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Is Cardinal Magic Real?

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Russell A. Carleton

Investigating St. Louis' success with runners in scoring position.

The St. Louis Cardinals hit .330/.402/.463 with runners in scoring position during the 2013 regular season.

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