St. Louis Cardinals | Regional Daily News http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435 St. Louis Cardinals 2015-07-07T03:03:44Z St. Louis Cardinals Once again, Wong's glove a game-changer Kolten Wong wasn't sure if the degree of difficulty matched that of his defensive gem from Sunday, but his phenomenal diving stop, off-balance flip and double play on Monday lit the way for an eventual 6-0 Cardinals win over the Cubs. Cardinals spoil Lester's milestone night Jon Lester had more hits himself than the Cardinals did through six innings, but he couldn't shut down St. Louis completely. Yadier Molina hit a sacrifice fly and Kolten Wong added an RBI single in the seventh to lift the Cardinals to a 6-0 rain-interrupted victory on Monday night over Lester and the Cubs. Gonzales almost ready for rehab starts Marco Gonzales is wrapping up his rehab work at the Cardinals' facility in Jupiter, Fla., and is tentatively scheduled to make his first rehab start on Friday with high Class A Palm Beach, general manager John Mozeliak said on Monday. Yadi, Wacha, Rosenthal added to ASG squad Trevor Rosenthal and Michael Wacha will be joining Yadier Molina in Cincinnati next week after all three were named to the National League All-Star roster on Monday. Martinez named a Final Vote candidate Already set to be represented by five players in next week's All-Star Game, the Cardinals hope to increase that number by creating a swell of voting support for Carlos Martinez, who has been named one of five National League candidates for the Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote. Peralta, Holliday named All-Star starters After combining to make eight previous All-Star appearances as player or manager selectees, outfielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Jhonny Peralta learned on Sunday that they will represent the Cardinals in the July 14 Midsummer Classic as fan-elected starters for the first times in their respective careers. Cards find unlikely dynamic duo in Lynn, Pham Lance Lynn came in to Sunday's game with no runs scored on the year, and Tommy Pham entered without a Major League RBI. Together, the ninth and first hitters in the Cardinals' lineup changed those stats and spearheaded a 3-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium. Wong makes incredible diving catch St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong injected life into Busch Stadium with a run-saving catch in the third inning of Sunday's 3-1 win over the Padres. Cardinals place Garcia on 15-day DL Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday and placed on the 15-day disabled list after feeling renewed discomfort around his left groin following a bullpen session on Saturday. Lynn and Pham lead Cardinals over Padres Behind the bats of their starting pitcher and most recent callup, the Cardinals salvaged a series split with a 3-1 victory over the Padres at Busch Stadium on Sunday. Offense was at a premium throughout the four-game series, as the two teams combined for just 18 runs. Martinez takes baton in Cards' reliable rotation No run support, no problem. That has been the mantra this week for the Cardinals' starting pitchers, who have improved on their already gaudy numbers during a stretch of offensive weakness that continued in a 2-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium on Saturday. Matheny's shakeup pays off with Pham at top Outfielder Tommy Pham, summoned from Triple-A on Friday as part of the Cardinals' quest for offense, slid into the top spot of the order, where he doubled and scored the tying run in the sixth and then came home as the winning run in the Cardinals' 2-1 final-at-bat win over the Padres on Saturday. Pham fuels Cards' skid-busting win vs. Padres The Cardinals' offense didn't exactly break out on Saturday, but it did enough to snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Padres in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium. Cards recall Navy vet Harris, option G. Garcia The Cardinals added an extra arm to the bullpen on Saturday, summoning reliever Mitch Harris from Triple-A and clearing a roster spot for him by optioning infielder Greg Garcia to Memphis. Cards struggling to cash in on chances The Cardinals have one hit in their last 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position and have scored six runs over their last four games. Rosenthal sees scoreless streak end Trevor Rosenthal on Friday allowed a tie-breaking RBI single that sent the Cardinals to their fourth straight defeat. The run allowed also halted his 23 2/3-inning scoreless streak, which dated back to May 5. With runs scarce, Cards drop 4th straight Jedd Gyorko delivered a game-tying home run and the game-winning single to send San Diego to a 2-1 win over St. Louis in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has now lost four straight, its longest losing streak of the season. Cooney sent down but could return soon The Cardinals optioned Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis on Friday but haven't ruled out the possibility of bringing him back next week to throw in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. FBI concludes investigation on Astros breach The FBI's investigation into an unauthorized entry into the Houston Astros' database has concluded, and federal investigators have recommended that at least one Cardinals employee be charged, CNN reported on Friday. The report did not identify that employee. Cards call up Pham, boost outfield depth Down to three true outfielders with Matt Holliday and Jon Jay on the DL, the Cardinals fortified their outfield depth on Friday by recalling Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis. Mike Matheny wasted no time getting Pham involved, starting him in center as the No. 8 hitter in the second of four games against the Padres. Cards follow similar script in extending skid In a season thus far highlighted by winning streaks, the 51-win Cardinals find themselves stuck in bit of an uncharacteristic rut. For the first time this year, the club has dropped three straight home games, the most recent a 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Padres on Thursday. Carpenter shows signs of returning to form Matt Carpenter does not need to work longer hours, his manager insists. In fact, Mike Matheny recently threatened -- jokingly, of course -- to fine Carpenter for every minute early he showed up to the ballpark. Cards struggle to plate runs in 3rd straight loss The Padres opened a four-game series at Busch Stadium with a 5-3 win over the Cardinals on Thursday after Will Venable broke an 11-inning tie with a two-out, pinch-hit home run off reliever Carlos Villanueva. Cards employee dismissed for Astros data breach Scouting director Chris Correa, a member of the Cardinals' front office since 2009, was dismissed by the organization on Wednesday after he admitted to accessing the Astros' database without authorization. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the firing, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday afternoon. Ailing left wrist forces Jay to disabled list Due to continued discomfort around his left wrist, Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with what the club defined as a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise. Cards agree to deal with Seijas, No. 11 on int'l prospects list The Cardinals signed five players on Thursday, the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period, highlighted by right-hander Alvaro Seijas out of Venezuela. Seijas, 16, ranked No. 11 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list. Regional Daily News 2015-07-07T20:03:44Z http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435