The St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny late Saturday - as well as hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller - after the team squandered the 2-0 lead it had against the Cincinnati Reds before a rain delay in St. Louis' 8-2 loss at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals fell to 47-46 this season with their third consecutive loss and second to the Reds in the first two games of a three-game series. The Reds have outscored the Cardinals 17-3 in the first two games of the series. Bench coach Mike Shildt is taking over as the Cardinals' interim manager. Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny after Saturday's loss to Reds in St. Louis Bam! Just like that.