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The Cardinals and Dodgers will meet on Friday at Busch Stadium in a reunion of the 2014 National League Division Series. St. Louis took that series in four games and has eliminated Los Angeles the past two postseasons.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to miss the next three-to-four months while recovering from a severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday. That timeframe leaves open the possibility that Adams won't play again this season.
The Cardinals needed someone to step up offensively. It just so happened to be the player who let them down defensively a few innings earlier.
After watching his catcher get clipped on Peter Bourjos' hard slide home and subsequently airmail a throw that allowed the Cardinals to score the winning run in a 4-3 walk-off victory Wednesday, Arizona manager Chip Hale slipped out of the dugout to have a few words with home-plate umpire Eric Cooper.
Matt Holliday hit his way into the record books during Wednesday night's matchup with Arizona at Busch Stadium by singling in the fifth inning to become the first National League player to reach base in his first 43 games of a season.
The Cardinals, who became the National League's first team to 30 wins on Tuesday, are also pacing the league with four players among the leaders in the early 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot returns.
With a pair of ninth-inning runs -- the latter scoring on a throwing error by catcher Jordan Pacheco -- off reliever Brad Ziegler, the Cardinals stole a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Wednesday, giving St. Louis its second walk-off victory in the three-game set and a sweep of Arizona at Busch Stadium.
Former St. Louis manager and Arizona's current chief baseball officer Tony La Russa shared memories from his childhood on Wednesday as the Cardinals honored him with the dedication of Tony La Russa Field.
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After a rocky start to his second outing of the season, left-hander Jaime Garcia battled back Tuesday. He induced an inning-ending double play with his final pitch en route to the Cardinals' 6-4 victory.
An early-inning battle of offensive firepower turned into a defensive struggle that fell St. Louis' way, as the Cardinals held on for a 6-4 win over Arizona before 41,107 at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory made St. Louis the first National League team to reach 30 wins this season.
Capitalizing on the element of surprise and trusting in all the behind-the-scenes work he had done to refine his technique, Matt Adams foiled a defensive shift on Monday by laying a bunt down the third-base line.
With an RBI single in his first at-bat on Tuesday night, outfielder Matt Holliday matched Albert Pujols' franchise record of reaching base in 42 consecutive games to open a season.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales, the Cardinals' top-ranked pitching prospect per MLBPipeline.com, had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage in his left shoulder.
Right-hander Carlos Martinez gave the credit for his seven shutout innings in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over Arizona at Busch Stadium on Monday to injured ace Adam Wainwright.
To salvage a win after a blown save on Monday, the Cardinals needed Seth Maness to offer what he hasn't in more than a month and Trevor Rosenthal to provide the sort of coverage he hadn't since last year.
A half-inning after the D-backs squandered a bases-loaded opportunity, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta put a quick end to the Memorial Day matinee at Busch Stadium, launching a walk-off homer to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win in 10 innings.
With just two weeks remaining before the First-Year Player Draft, the Cardinals' scouting department is in the middle of holding its usual regional workouts and meetings as the preparation winds down. The workouts give new scouting director Chris Correa and several area scouts a final opportunity to look at Draft-eligible talent.
There are a lot of great memories for Tony La Russa in St. Louis from his long tenure as Cardinals manager, but as D-backs chief baseball officer, he will not have any trouble deciding who to root for during the three-game series.
Though Jon Jay is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, the Cardinals will first send the center fielder out on a short Minor League rehab assignment to work on the timing of his swing and ensure that his wrist has been strengthened by time off and exercise.
With his sixth-inning homer on Sunday, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a couple of milestones. It marked Carpenter's 500th Major League hit and 300th run scored.
Michael Wacha and Matt Carpenter have been models of stability all season for the Cardinals, so it figures that it was them who pulled the club out of its three-game losing streak on Sunday in Kansas City.
Michael Wacha allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings and Matt Carpenter delivered a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Sunday, preventing Kansas City from sweeping the three-game I-70 Series.
Pitching and power. It's a combination that has served the Cardinals well this season, but the Royals have taken that winning formula away from them in the opening two games of the I-70 Series, including a 3-2 win on Saturday.
Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.
One day after he labored through six innings with back cramps, Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn said he felt normal for a day after a start. He is listed to make his usual start on four days' rest on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could tell from the outset that right-hander Lance Lynn simply wasn't his usual self as he delivered first-inning pitches in a 5-0 loss to the Royals on Friday night. Turns out, Lynn was laboring with back cramps that started when he was in the bullpen warming up.
Kendrys Morales belted a pair of homers and logged five RBIs, while starter Chris Young fired six shutout innings for the Royals in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in the I-70 Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn went six frames.
Since joining the Cardinals one month ago, reliever Mitch Harris has been the most sought-after interview in the clubhouse. His unprecedented journey from US Naval Academy graduate to Navy Lieutenant to Major League pitcher has captivated more than just fans of his team.
The Cardinals may have been seeking better than the series split they got with Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Mets. But they departed New York with potentially a bigger long-term find. The search for a fifth starter turned to Jaime Garcia, who, making his first start in 11 months, went seven innings while flashing the movement that has long made his pitches so hard for hitters to pick up.


 



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