Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 22 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 and swatted his 11th home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Carpenter also scored a pair of runs in the game. His solo shot off Brewers starter Wily Peralta got the Cardinals on the board in the third inning. The magical season continues for the 27-year-old infielder who is now hitting .324/.396/.491 with 11 homers, a league-leading 123 runs scored, 77 RBI and three stolen bases.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 08 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 9-2 on Sunday.

Carpenter's seven-game hitting-streak was snapped during Saturday's 0-fer, but it didn't take him long to set the foundation for a new streak. St. Louis' leadoff man is slashing .316 /.386/.483. His batting average ranks sixth in the National League, while Carpenter has scored a league-leading 112 runs.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 07 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with three runs scored as the Cardinals and Pirates combined for 20 runs on Friday, with the Cardinals winning 12-8.

Carpenter has hit in seven straight and has now scored nine runs in that time. The second baseman's runs scored on Friday were three of the Cardinals' 12 runs on the night. He also ripped an RBI double in the team's seven-run seventh inning. Carpenter has now scored a league-leading 109 runs on the season.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 01 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a victory against the Pirates on Sunday.

The 27-year-old doesn't steal bases, but he's stuffed box scores in every other category, batting .312 with 10 homers, 66 RBI and 102 runs. Carpenter is six doubles away from becoming the the ninth player in Cardinals' history -- fifth different -- to reach 50.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 22 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against the Braves on Thursday.

That's 42 doubles for Carpenter. He has a chance to become the ninth player -- fifth different -- to reach 50 for the Cardinals, joining Stan Musial (three times), Joe Medwick (twice), Albert Pujols (twice) and Enos Slaughter. The team record of 64, owned by Medwick, is almost certainly out of reach, though.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 20 '13

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

It's just a routine day of maintenance. Kolten Wong will play second base and David Freese will play third.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 15 '13

Matt Carpenter reached base in five out of six plate appearances Thursday against the Pirates, going 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, a walk and two runs scored.

Carpenter scored the winning run on a walkoff single by Matt Holliday in the 12th. Meanwhile, his double in the fourth inning was his 40th of the season. With a .315/.385/.480 batting line to go along with nine homers, 58 RBI and 90 runs scored, the 27-year-old has proven to be one of this season's best fantasy bargains.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 19 '13

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a 9-6 victory against the Padres on Friday.

He ranks fifth in the NL with a .326 batting average and first with 73 runs. Carpenter, who has driven in 16 runs in just 51 July at-bats, is now batting a spectacular .326/.399/.506.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 11 '13

Matt Carpenter hit his ninth home run of the year Wednesday in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Astros.

The two-run shot to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning put the Cardinals ahead for good. Carpenter is batting .322/.394/.503 in 85 games this season and is on pace for 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 127 runs scored. He has been one of the most productive players in baseball in 2013 and is a deserving National League All-Star.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 04 '13

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in the rout of the Angels on Wednesday.

If the season ended today, it's Yadier Molina who would get MVP consideration on the Cardinals. Carpenter, though, would also be worthy of a spot on ballots, what with his .324 average, .398 OBP and 63 runs scored. He and Shin-Soo Choo have been the game's best leadoff hitters.