Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) hits a RBI single against the Boston Red Sox in the 7th inning during game four of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter wins first Silver Slugger award

The St. Louis Cardinal’s were just two games away from winning the World Series until the Boston Red Sox cut their dreams short and won it themselves.

Next year should be another promising year for this baseball team that is full of talent from every position, especially their starting pitchers.

Infielder Matt Carpenter was able to bring home his first Silver Slugger award in a year in which he was named to his first All-Star game. Carpenter led the National League in three categories this season which include hits, runs and doubles.

He beat out teammate Yadier Molina, Arizona Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt, Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez, Washington Nationals Ian Desmond, Cincinnati Reds Jay Bruce, Colorado Rockies Michael Cuddyer, Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke.

Carpenter hit .318/.392/.481 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI’s on top of those 199 hits, 126 runs and 55 doubles. He improved his numbers from his first full year in the league last season.

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