If you think everything is going the Cardinals way, you’re right.
Since the All Star break the Red Birds are 20-11, including a 16-4 stretch in the past 20 games, and they’ve also won nine of 10 during the past two weeks.
The tipping point came July 24 with the acquisition of Matt Holliday, which has since powered St. Louis to a major league best 17-7 record since his arrival.
By August 7 the Cards took sole possession of the NL Central lead and have yet to look back at the second place Cubs.
Chances are, the Cubs won’t be in the rear view mirror come September, either.