St. Louis Cardinals match team record with 14th straight win

The Cardinals increase their lead to 6-0 against the Cubs when Tyler O'Neill destroys a home run that left the stadium. (0:31).
CHICAGO -- After winning a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals tied a team record by winning their 14th consecutive win Friday night.

This streak broke the tie with the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees to be the longest this season.

The Bird's the Word The Cardinals are only the fifth team to have a 14-game winning streak in the past 20 years. 2017 Indians 22 2000 Athletics20 2021 Cardinals14 2016 Indians14 2013 Braves14

J.A., Friday's Game 1 starter said "We're aware". Happ said. The good thing is to keep your eyes on the prize. This is what happens when things are going well and you're part of a great team.

St. Louis was able to ride Tyler O'Neill's home runs and Paul Goldschmidt's homers for an 8-5 win in Game 1. Jose Rondon's pinch hit two-run shot and O'Neill's three run shot were the keys to their victory in Game 1, which saw them beat 12-4 by O'Neill and Lars Nootbaar.

Since 1892, when the Cardinals joined National League, the Cardinals have won 14 consecutive victories. In 1935, they won 14 consecutive games.

Happ was asked by Happ if the team could appreciate the length of the win streak even though it was in its middle. The Cardinals are eighth team to have a 14-game winning streak in September.

He said, "We're still at the middle of this thing [playoff racing], getting down to it." "We still feel it. It's not pressure, but the need for us to perform with focus. We are in a great place to do that."

St. Louis's only negative news from Game 1 was that shortstop Edmundo Sosa has left the game following being hit with a pitch in his hand. The results of X-rays were negative.

Manager Mike Shildt stated, "Thankfully, it appears like no fracture." It was definitely scary to see.

Shildt said Sosa could be out for three to five days. For the second NL wild card spot, the Cardinals have a five-game advantage over the Philadelphia Phillies.

This story used information from The Associated Press.