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Quick hits: Pujols passes Babe Ruth with 2,216th RBI, but Cardinals walk away with loss

Quick hits: Pujols passes Babe Ruth with 2,216th RBI, but Cardinals walk away with loss

PITTSBURGH — The joke inside the Cardinals’ dugout for the past few months as Albert Pujols stood on base after another RBI or circled them after another home run was waiting for a baseball to be rolled jolly to the dugout for authentication. “You just stand on the dugout and wait for them to ask …

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Albert Pujols' homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery's shutout, overpowers Cubs

Albert Pujols’ homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery’s shutout, overpowers Cubs

CHICAGO — The importance of the home run to history was obvious when even a bleacher creature at Wrigley Field didn’t dare follow tradition and toss that baseball back on the field. The importance of the homer to the moment was clear on the scoreboard. Albert Pujols led off the seventh inning with a solo …

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Quick hits: Jordan Montgomery wins third in succession as Cardinals beat Rockies again

Quick hits: Jordan Montgomery wins third in succession as Cardinals beat Rockies again

An update on the Cardinals’ two deadline-day trades completed Aug. 2 reveals the following: Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, both left-handers, have made six starts. The Cardinals have won all six games, with Montgomery, who came from the New York Yankees, receiving credit for three wins in his three outings. Including the Cardinals’ 5-1 triumph …

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'This is our house': Albert Pujols schools Brewers, helps launch Cardinals to power win

‘This is our house’: Albert Pujols schools Brewers, helps launch Cardinals to power win

Hours before he hit two home runs and punctuated an emphatic victory, Cardinals great Albert Pujols gave a young, struggling teammate a tip, leading to the homer that changed the game. During a hitters’ meeting early Sunday morning, Pujols drew from his previous at-bats against Milwaukee reliever Taylor Rogers, including an eight-pitch strikeout Saturday. Five …

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