Category Archives: Quad Cities River Bandits

Ventura hurls Game 6 gem, dedicates performance to Taveras

One day after losing his close friend Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura took the mound Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series and pitched a gem to keep his Kansas City Royals alive for a winner-take-all seventh game against the … Continue reading

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Cardinals rookie Taveras killed in car crash

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 22. “Obviously, we have deep condolences to his family,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told MLB.com. “We are … Continue reading

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Four former QC players homer in St. Louis win

The St. Louis Cardinals got four home runs from four former Quad Cities River Bandits in their 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The biggest home run of the game … Continue reading

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Adams’ homer launches Cardinals to NLCS

The National League Championship Series is set after both the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants won their respective NL Division Series on Tuesday. In the case of the Cardinals’ win, the clinch came thanks to the offensive … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers key to Cardinals’ victory

Thanks to key contributions from some former Midwest League players, the St. Louis Cardinals won 3-1 Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Offensively, the Cardinals’ big blow came off the bat of … Continue reading

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Pitchers, shortstops top BA’s MWL prospects list

Baseball America released its list of top 20 Midwest League prospects Friday, with four of the top six being right-handed pitchers and the other two of the top six being shortstops. If you are a subscriber to Baseball America, you … Continue reading

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Hosmer, Carpenter, Peavy come up big in playoffs Friday

There was a full slate of MLB postseason games Friday, and some former Midwest Leaguers played significant roles in their outcomes. In Anaheim, the Kansas City Royals won 4-1 in 11 innings to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in … Continue reading

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