Cardinals fire manager Matheny

The St. Louis Cardinals following last night’s game with Cincinnati fired manager Mike Matheny. St. Louis is 47-46 this season and seven-games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. The club named Mike Shildt as the interim manager. Matheny had a 591-474 record in six-plus seasons guiding the Cardinals who also fired hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller.