Tori Foster, Sports Editor

There are many sports news updates floating around the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis Cardinals (73-59) is currently ranked No.1 in the central National League after a six-game winning streak against the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 37-year-old Yadier Molina scored 3-3 hits, three runs, three RBIs, two home runs, a double and a walk. He had 10 total bases, totie his career high.

The Cardinals are coming together as the season slowly closes. They have the ability to make it a two-team race in the division against the Chicago Cubs.  The Cardinals have a dangerous line up now compared to the beginning of the season.

Second baseman Kolten Wong’s batting average is .280 with 18 stolen bases. Paul DeJong, shortstop, has 85 runs and Paul Goldschmidt, first baseman, has 29 home runs for the season.

They have Matt Carpenter, DeJong, Tommy Edman, Goldschmidt, Yairo Munoz, and Wong in the infield and  Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler, Marcell Ozuna, and Lane Thomas in the outfield.

If the Cardinals can hang in for just the next two weeks, they will remain No.1.

As the St. Louis Blues’ season approaches in October, the Enterprise Center announced Monday, Aug. 26, a new clear bag policy for all events. The new policy will go into effect when the building reopens on Sept. 3 for the John Mayer concert. Fans are able to purchase clear bags in the STL Authentic Team Store located at 14th and Clark or online at stlauthentic.com.

Since the Blues’ schedule has been released, there are a few things to look for. Two road games in Nashville, one on Nov. 25 and one on Feb. 16. They both have nice timing for long holiday weekend travel. The Blues also rematch against the Bruins on Oct. 26 and later at the end of the season on April 2. Will David Backes be back as a member of the B’s or some other team? We will see if the general manager of the year solves that mess of his own making.

The Blues will face division rivals 26 times this season and will have 17 weekend home games.

St. Louis soccer fans gear up for a Major League Soccer team coming to the city. There have been many soccer updates.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the soccer team’s name will be STL Confluence, St. Louis Confluence, or FC Confluence. The word confluence is defined as “the act of merging and coming together” — that’s what the St. Louis community is doing with this soccer team.

St. Louis is the 28th team to be added to the growing professional soccer league. St. Louis Confluence will begin play in 2022 season.