7/29/2016 | Cardinals outslug Marlins, jump them in standings
On a day in which they finalized a seven-player trade designed to boost their chances at ending a 12-year playoff drought, the Marlins watched the Cardinals elbow past them in the National League Wild Card race by battering starter Jose Urena. Buoyed by a six-run fifth that chased Urena from the game, the Cardinals captured their ninth win in 12 games on Friday with an 11-6 victory at Marlins Park.
7/29/2016 | Cards monitoring relief market, weighing options
The relief market continues to be the area of focus for Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, who has until 3 p.m. CT on Monday to determine whether there is an external fit that makes more sense than the internal options already available.
7/29/2016 | Cards on verge of getting Moss, Peralta, Carp back
Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta are projected to come off the 15-day disabled list ahead of Tuesday's series opener in Cincinnati, general manager John Mozeliak said on Friday. And if all goes well with Matt Carpenter's rehab assignment, he'll likely rejoin the team three days later when it returns to St. Louis.
7/29/2016 | Diaz bests childhood buddy Fernandez
Though their lives long ago intersected and their careers, in many ways, will forever be intertwined, Aledmys Diaz and Jose Fernandez, with the exception of those impromptu street ball games many years ago, had never before gone toe to toe.
7/28/2016 | Leake, Urena set as Wild Card contenders face off
With St. Louis and Miami tied for the second National League Wild Card spot, the teams hope to gain some separation in the second of a pivotal four-game series Friday night at Marlins Park.
7/28/2016 | Cards get to Jose early, hang on to top Miami
Home runs by Aledmys Diaz and Matt Holliday led to a quick exit for Jose Fernandez. The Marlins rallied late behind Martin Prado's two-run shot. But in crunch time, reliever Kevin Siegrist got Christian Yelich to tap into a double play in the eighth that helped the Cardinals hold off Miami, 5-4, on Thursday at Marlins Park.
7/28/2016 | Lynn, Pena meet with Cards to show progress
Right-hander Lance Lynn and catcher Brayan Pena moved their rehab work from the Cardinals' Jupiter, Fla., complex to Miami on Thursday in order to showcase their progress in front of the Major League staff.
7/28/2016 | Reyes remains atop Cards' Top 30 Prospects list
MLBPipeline.com unveiled the Cardinals' midseason prospect list on Thursday, and it features a familiar face in the top spot.
7/28/2016 | Cards to start Garcia on short rest Saturday
After indicating that they had three candidates -- Tyler Lyons, Jerome Williams and Alex Reyes -- being considered for the start on Saturday, the Cardinals unexpectedly pivoted to a fourth.
7/28/2016 | Waino appreciates lift from fellow nemesis Yadi
The Mets appeared ready to secure a measure of revenge for 2006 on Wednesday, with Yoenis Cespedes chasing the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright from the game in the seventh on what was in line to be a game-winning two-run homer. But then Yadier Molina, the catcher who hit the decisive dinger in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS at Shea Stadium, stepped into the batter's box and bailed out his long-time batterymate.
7/27/2016 | Yadi haunts Mets as Cards end Familia's run
Their star pitcher had been bested. All their momentum had vanished. To beat the Mets on Wednesday night, the Cardinals would need to topple Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia, which no team had done in the regular season in nearly a year. Pulling off that unlikely feat in front of a hostile Citi Field crowd, the Cardinals stole a 5-4 game and a series victory from the Mets, winning two of three in a series of two National League Wild Card contenders.
7/27/2016 | Gordon set to return as Fernandez, Marlins face Cards
Dee Gordon, the reigning National League batting champion, is eligible to be reinstated following an 80-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing substances when the Marlins host the first of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park on Thursday.
7/27/2016 | Jedd-i night & day: Gyorko opens, closes DH with HRs
Infielder Jedd Gyorko homered in the opener and nightcap of the Cardinals' doubleheader against the Mets.
7/27/2016 | Prospect Reyes could be option to start Saturday
Right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes, the Cardinals' top prospect and the No. 16 overall prospect in the Major Leagues according to MLBPipeline.com, was pulled from his start for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday after tossing only 57 pitches over three innings. Due to Monday's rainout at Citi Field, St. Louis may be in need of a spot starter on Saturday when the club faces the Marlins. Reyes' sudden departure could indicate he's a candidate to make his MLB debut in Miami.
7/26/2016 | Cardinals place Rosenthal on 15-day DL
The Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon with right shoulder inflammation in his rotator cuff.
7/26/2016 | Mets turn tables on Cards to earn split of twin bill
The sun had just set at Citi Field, but the nightcap of a Tuesday doubleheader between the Mets and Cardinals was starting to look a lot like its afternoon counterpart. Jedd Gyorko, who hit the decisive two-run homer in the Cardinals' one-run win earlier, went deep in the second inning against Bartolo Colon. The similarities ended there in the Mets' 3-1 win, as Colon allowed nothing more and Asdrubal Cabrera paced New York's offense with two RBIs.
7/26/2016 | Verrett faces surging Waino in rubber match at Citi
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has insisted the club will likely not trade for a starting pitcher, meaning Logan Verrett will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The right-hander starts Wednesday night against Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright, who has rebounded from a rough start to his season.
7/26/2016 | Gyorko's HR helps Cards edge Mets in DH opener
A fickle National League Wild Card race took another turn on Tuesday afternoon, when the Cardinals beat Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, 3-2, in the first game of a twinight doubleheader at Citi Field. That allowed St. Louis to leapfrog the Mets at least temporarily in the NL standings, in what was the first of six meetings between the teams this season.
7/25/2016 | Take 2, play 2: Cards, Mets open with twin bill
The Mets and Cardinals will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second commencing approximately a half hour after the first.
7/25/2016 | Cards-Mets rained out; doubleheader today
Monday's series opener between the Cardinals and Mets at Citi Field was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday that will start 3:10 p.m. CT, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.
7/25/2016 | Mets-Cardinals rained out; twin bill today
Monday's series opener between the Mets and Cardinals was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader today beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.
7/25/2016 | Cardinals cap tough stretch with travel woes
The trek from St. Louis to New York could not have gotten much worse for the Cardinals. After wrapping up a three-game series against the Dodgers on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball at Busch Stadium, the club headed to the airport only to have mechanical issues halt their charter flight.
7/25/2016 | Cards call up veteran Williams, option Mayers
The Cardinals purchased the contract of right-hander Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis on Monday to replace righty Mike Mayers, who was optioned to Memphis. Right-hander Jordan Walden (right shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Williams on the 40-man roster.
7/25/2016 | Trio of Diazes lead Prospect Team of the Week
The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (July 18-24) is led by a trio of Diazes in Isan Diaz, Yandy Diaz and Lewin Diaz, each of whom had big weeks for their respective clubs.
7/25/2016 | Mayers' tough 1st start taxes St. Louis bullpen
The debut that Mike Mayers scripted in his mind looked anything but like the one that played out in front of a national audience as his dream dissolved into a nightmare Sunday night.
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