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Cards, Cubs likely to answer Central question

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:42 EDT

No more scoreboard watching. The Cubs and Cardinals will be able to look each other in the eye as they battle for the National League Central, playing a four-game series at Busch Stadium, starting Monday night.



Seasons for Oh, Cecil not unfolding to plan

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:57:59 EDT

In a season where little has unfolded as the organization planned, the Cardinals found themselves once again stung by the struggles of two relievers who, after opening the season in critical late-inning roles, will close it with plenty of built-up frustration.



Cardinals drop finale, hurt playoff hopes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:50:45 EDT

Hoping to pad the win column before returning to St. Louis for a homestand that will either end or extend their season, the Cardinals instead hit a roadblock that cost them valuable ground in both the National League Central and Wild Card races.



Wainwright's role in flux after tepid return

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:06:36 EDT

Adam Wainwright's return to the mound on Saturday may have produced more questions than answers, as he once again featured a fastball with waning velocity and hinted that he continues to pitch compromised.



Finals week: Wild tests facing NL Central

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:21:32 EDT

The Cubs will have champagne on ice this week in St. Louis, ready to celebrate a second straight National League Central title. The Brewers and Cardinals have the NL Wild Card in their sights. And the Reds have a chance to play spoiler along the way.



Matheny would support player who kneels

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:02:26 EDT

A day after A's rookie Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny stated that he would support a player who chose to exercise freedom of expression in such a way.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Pham, Martinez

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:51:14 EDT

Vote for Tommy Pham and Carlos Martinez (Best Player-Fan Interaction) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Lynn's worst start comes at critical juncture

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:19:21 EDT

With his Cardinals career seemingly set to come to an end after this season, Lance Lynn took the mound Saturday seeking to increase the chances that he could extend that stay beyond next weekend.



Cardinals' Top 30 prospects list

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:44:51 EDT

Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Lynn, Cardinals miss chance to gain ground

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:52:42 EDT

An opportunity to tighten things atop the National League Central all but dissolved for the Cardinals before the first inning even came to an end on Saturday. The Pirates pounced on starter Lance Lynn for eight instant runs that pushed them toward an eventual 11-6 win and snapped the momentum St. Louis had been building amid a four-game winning streak.



Bailed it! Despite rook's error, Cards prevail

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:10:19 EDT

The Cardinals covered a blunder with a timely bailout on Friday, ensuring that an errant flip by shortstop Paul DeJong could become a teaching moment without determining the outcome of a critical late September game.



Cards rally to move past Crew in Central, WC

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:20:10 EDT

With ground to make up in a pair of National League races and time running short, the Cardinals did their part to keep pressure on the Cubs, Brewers and Rockies by striking for a pair of ninth-inning runs to sink the Pirates, 4-3, at PNC Park on Friday.



Cardinals find right batting order at right time

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:59:08 EDT

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, like many of his peers, admits one of his offseason activities is to write down different potential batting orders for his team heading into the next season. But if you look back through all of those balled-up sheets of scrap paper from last winter, you won't find this batting order.



Cards sweep Reds; within 1 1/2 of WC spot

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:59:58 EDT

Even given scant odds of making the postseason following a sweep by the first-place Cubs last weekend, the Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in three games vs. the Reds -- win. An 8-5 St. Louis victory over Cincinnati completed the series sweep at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night.



Molina, wife raise money for Puerto Rico

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:57:45 EDT

Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, set up a GoFundMe page as a way to facilitate their relief effort for Hurricane Maria's victims in Puerto Rico. The Molinas' fundraiser, which has a goal of $1 million, was off to a fast start Thursday, seeing nearly $20,000 in donations over its first seven hours.



Perfectionist Weaver wins MLB-best 7th straight

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:34 EDT

Luke Weaver wants to perfect his craft. That's still his first priority. But, if he can be nearly perfect while all that perfecting is going on, so much the better. "When things are going this well, for me, the thought is automatically, 'What can I do better?'" the Cardinals' rookie right-hander said Wednesday after picking up his seventh consecutive victory during a 9-2 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.



Cards hit 3 early HRs, cut WC deficit to 2 1/2

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:22:59 EDT

With the Cardinals having a lot of ground to make up in their hunt for the postseason, they need to play well and get help from others. St. Louis did its part by attacking the Reds early and rolling to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.



Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:57 EDT

The story of Aledmys Diaz's journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.



Yadi ignites Cards' sluggish offense with key HR

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:19:05 EDT

No matter how bleak things may look for the Cardinals, they have Yadier Molina -- which means there's always a chance.



Cards get needed win, gain ground in WC race

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:12:36 EDT

Trying to hang on to their quickly fading postseason hopes, the Cardinals needed an early comeback then some late clutch hitting. It added up to an 8-6 victory over the Reds in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.



Waino activated from DL; Gyorko returns to field

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:14:28 EDT

It's all-hands-on-deck time for the Cardinals, who put a few more healthy hands on the deck Tuesday. Veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright was activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park after missing most of the past month due to a right elbow impingement.



Inbox: Does Wisdom fit in the Cards' future?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:14:33 EDT

While the Cardinals spend their final off day of the regular season in Cincinnati, let's take a dive into some of the topics currently on your mind. A reminder that if you submit a question for future Inbox consideration, please also include your name and hometown.



Schmidt's vision inspired iconic red bird logo

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:21:16 EDT

There are few logos in baseball as closely linked to a team as the "Birds on the Bat" is to the Cardinals. And that's thanks to Allie May Schmidt's inspired decision to create cardinal centerpieces with cardboard and twine for an event featuring then-GM Branch Rickey in 1921.



Flaherty on list of prospects with soaring stock

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:54:05 EDT

These 10 pitchers made the biggest leaps forward in 2017, with some not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year.



Chicago trip leaves Cards with uphill climb

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:47:01 EDT

The Cardinals showed up at Wrigley Field on Friday aware that a statement sweep would propel them into a first-place tie in the National League Central. By sundown on Sunday, however, it was the Cubs who had seemingly swept away the Cardinals' fading chances at reclaiming the division crown.



Wrigley bounceback is not in the Cards

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:50:12 EDT

Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.



Wisdom slugs Memphis to PCL title

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:37:37 EDT

Patrick Wisdom hit a career-high 31 homers this season, but Sunday night's blast may be the most memorable as it helped lift Triple-A Memphis to a Pacific Coast League championship.



Cards' season defined by struggles vs. rivals

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:01:29 EDT

If the Cardinals can't correct course quickly enough to play their way back into October -- and they've put themselves in position where they don't fully control their own destiny -- the offseason will open with a diagnosis of what kept them short of their postseason goal. Put the Cubs on that list.



Cards' quiet youth movement making noise

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:32:55 EDT

The Cardinals have had one of the best records in the National League since late June, and for a minute there on Friday, it sure looked like they had found a way to turn the clock back to 2015.



Cards struggle to support Wacha at Wrigley

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:10:54 EDT

Albert Almora Jr. drove in two runs and Addison Russell delivered a pinch-hit homer to back Kyle Hendricks and lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday to improve to a season-high 16 games over .500.