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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:40:00 EDTJust when the Cardinals needed a win to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race, it was Alex Reyes' turn to pitch. Stephen Piscotty smacked a solo home run and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to back Reyes and power the Cardinals to a 10-4 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field over the Cubs and slow their drive for 100 wins.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:30:00 EDTFriday's series-opening 5-0 loss at Wrigley Field unraveled in a first inning that saw Mike Leake throw 31 pitches and closed with the Cardinals down by four. There were mishandled plays in the field, key pitches not executed and two wild pitches. It was a sloppy start from which the Cards never recovered, despite the bullpen's scoreless performance.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:30:24 EDTJake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:30:00 EDTStanding in the same batters' box where he took a Mike Montgomery pitch off his right thumb six weeks ago, Matt Holliday tested that surgically repaired thumb during live batting practice on Friday.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:38:43 EDTFor all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:10:00 EDTThe Cardinals have decided to make yet another September starter swap, and they will replace rookie Luke Weaver with left-hander Jaime Garcia during this next turn through the rotation.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:10:17 EDTWho do the Cardinals consider their ace? Jenifer Langosch answers this and more in the Inbox on St. Louis' final off-day of the 2016 regular season.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:19:31 EDTGerman Marquez was exceptional in his first Major League start, and Nolan Arenado's grand slam powered the Rockies past the Cardinals, 11-1, at Coors Field on Wednesday. The loss kept the Cardinals tied with the Giants and Mets for the two National League Wild Card spots.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:16:46 EDTCardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was smiling. He's feeling good, finally.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:17:56 EDTWho 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:02:06 EDTEnjoy this Cardinals-Rockies pregame standoff
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:40:00 EDTMatt Holliday may be on the verge of returning to action with the Cardinals after missing more than a month due to a right thumb fracture. He's been taking batting practice during the Cards' three-game series at Coors Field, and all reports have been good.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:50:00 EDTJaime Garcia's second relief appearance of the season was longer than both of his past two starts -- and considerably better. Garcia's scoreless outing over four innings was one of the few features on the Cardinals' highlight reel from the 11-1 loss to the Rockies in the finale of the three-game set.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:00:20 EDTBehind a career-high four RBIs from Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals held on to a National League Wild Card spot with a 10-4 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:30:57 EDTMaking use of the best curveball he's thrown all season, Adam Wainwright earned his 12th victory on a career night offensively in a 10-5 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:35:26 EDTCardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz's stellar rookie season hit a bit of a speed bump in his return from the disabled list prior to Monday's series opener against the Rockies.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:40:44 EDTSometimes runs can come from unexpected places, but for the Cardinals, the bottom of their order is still potent. The Nos. 7-8-9 hitters -- second baseman Jedd Gyorko, center fielder Randal Grichuk and starter Carlos Martinez -- led the way offensively in the Cards' 5-3 win over the Rockies on Monday, scoring all five runs.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:10:40 EDTCarlos Martinez powered himself to his career-high 15th win with a fourth-inning double, as the Cardinals topped the Rockies, 5-3, at Coors Field on Monday and moved into a tie for the second National League Wild Card spot.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:45:05 EDTMartinez needed a little help catching his breath
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:54:30 EDTCardinals manager Mike Matheny knows that managing at Coors Field can be a challenge. No stadium is more hitter-friendly, which can make managing a pitching staff interesting.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:15:15 EDTSo here are the St. Louis Cardinals with a starting lineup on Monday night against the Rockies that included five players who have spent time on the disabled list this year and a DL that still includes left fielder Matt Holliday, who hit third on Opening Day.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:27:39 EDTThe conclusion of a four-game set at AT&T Park on Sunday may have ushered in the final fortnight of the regular season, but it did nothing to separate a pair of Wild Card contenders standing precisely as they were when the series began. On the heels of an emotional, come-from-behind win, the Cardinals sealed a series split with Sunday's 3-0 victory, one highlighted by a spectacular start from rookie Alex Reyes.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:51:43 EDTThrust into a Major League rotation at the heart of the Cardinals' playoff push, rookie Alex Reyes responded Sunday by matching the magnitude of the moment with the biggest performance of his career. His seven shutout innings served as the backbone for a 3-0 win that pulled the Cardinals to within one game of the Giants in the Wild Card race.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:33:38 EDTThe Giants and Cardinals' series finale was delayed Sunday after a foul tip hit home-plate umpire Brian O'Nora's facemask.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:35:00 EDTTwo outs away from falling into precarious position in the National League Wild Card standings, the Cardinals jumped on a wobbly San Francisco bullpen Saturday night to stun the Giants and tighten a three-way Wild Card race with a 3-2 victory at AT&T Park.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 02:17:29 EDTWith a methodical comeback keyed by a pair of players who spent much of the season fumbling for defined roles, the Cardinals created a two-game swing in a National League Wild Card race that got even tighter with the night's developments.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:21:08 EDTMatt Holliday had to cancel his scheduled simulated game Saturday after his surgically repaired right thumb swelled up after taking batting practice one day earlier. The change of plans leaves the Cardinals uncertain as to what rehab steps will be next for the veteran left fielder and if Holliday even has enough time left in the regular season to make a return.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:25:57 EDTSkipping batting practice appears to be the cure for the Giants' struggles at the plate. The group broke out offensively for the second night in a row Friday, utilizing a six-run third inning and Buster Posey's first home run in two months to beat the Cardinals, 8-2, at AT&T Park.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:44:52 EDTWhat finished as an 8-2 loss that dropped the Cardinals further behind in the National League Wild Card standings was all but decided in a third inning that saw momentum sapped by replay and another error start an avalanche of trouble.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 03:00:48 EDTPitching the seventh inning of an eventual 8-2 loss Friday, Trevor Rosenthal retired the Giants in order and garnered strikeouts of Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford. It was Rosenthal's first appearance since a shoulder and forearm injury sidelined him after a July 24 appearance.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:04:49 EDTThe Giants broke out for more runs than they scored in their entire series with the Padres and Johnny Cueto recorded his fifth complete game of the season, as San Francisco defeated the Cardinals, 6-2, at AT&T Park on Thursday night.