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4/22/2014 | Scuffling Bourjos out of lineup in favor of Jay

Peter Bourjos, who entered play Tuesday hitless in his last eight at-bats, was out of the Cardinals' lineup vs. the Mets, with Jon Jay getting the start in center field.

4/22/2014 | Lyons to continue filling in for injured Kelly

Tyler Lyons' first start of the season was good enough to earn him a second one.

4/22/2014 | Dominant Wacha leads Cardinals against Mets

The Mets spent most of last season looking forward to every one of Matt Harvey's outings, eager to see what their budding ace could do in his first full big league season. The Cardinals seem to be in the middle of something similar with budding star Michael Wacha, who will start opposite Jon Niese on Wednesday at Citi Field.

4/22/2014 | Taveras sits out Triple-A game as precaution

Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras was out of the lineup Tuesday at Triple-A Memphis, but really, the news isn't nearly as bad as it sounds.

4/22/2014 | Cardinals send their ace to face Mets' Gee

Mets manager Terry Collins would prefer to view the Cardinals from a distance. Instead his team has another date with them on Tuesday, with Adam Wainwright matching up with Dillon Gee.

4/21/2014 | Cardinals blanked by Mets in series opener

Tyler Lyons gave the Cardinals six innings in the opener of a four-game series on Monday, but they were shut out, 2-0, by Jenrry Mejia and three Mets relievers.

4/21/2014 | Torre starred in many positions with Cardinals

Joe Torre played six seasons with the Cardinals from 1969-74, winning the NL MVP in 1971 and managing the club from 1990-95. The Cooperstown selection is in the running for a place in the new Cardinals Hall of Fame gallery.

4/21/2014 | 'Off the Bat' episode a team effort for Cards

For those who follow it closely, there's no question the Cardinals' starting rotation is a close-knit group. For anyone who doesn't, Tuesday night's episode of the MTV2 show "Off the Bat" has you covered.

4/21/2014 | Ellis gets call over Wong for opener with Mets

Mark Ellis, who missed the first 15 games with tendinitis in his left knee, returned just as Kolten Wong went on a two-for-13 stretch that has dropped his on-base percentage to .297.

4/21/2014 | Fornataro throws perfect frame in debut

Eric Fornataro, called up from Triple-A Memphis last week, pitched a one-two-three eighth inning on Monday night in his Major League debut, inducing two ground balls and a flyout.

4/21/2014 | Simmons an offensive force in time with Cards

From 1970-80, Ted Simmons would become one of the best hitting catchers in Cardinals history, earning eight All-Star nods, a Silver Slugger Award and, most recently, a nomination for the new Cardinals Hall of Fame. Fan balloting at concludes on Tuesday.

4/20/2014 | Rondon optioned to open roster spot for Lyons

Neither Jorge Rondon nor Eric Fornataro, both of whom were called to the Majors on Thursday, had an opportunity to pitch in the four-game series the Cardinals concluded Sunday. Fornataro, however, gets the opportunity for the longer stay.

4/20/2014 | Miscues come back to haunt Cards in narrow loss

Though there would be no adding to the seven unearned runs already scored in the series, it was a pair of plays not made that kept St. Louis from reeling off its fourth consecutive series victory. This time the bullpen couldn't provide the bailout as the Nationals salvaged the series split with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon at home.

4/20/2014 | Pitchers seeing early returns from hitting practice

Shortly after gathering in Florida to begin preparations for the season, the Cardinals' starting pitchers gathered together and set an offensive objective. Displeased with their results at the plate last season, the group wanted to improve with the bat and, even if the hits didn't fall, extend at-bats to make themselves a tougher out.

4/20/2014 | Holliday's day off his first of season

In an effort to continue to rest his starting position players while the Cardinals trudge through a stretch of 20 games in 20 days, Manager Mike Matheny sat outfielder Matt Holliday on Sunday. Holliday had been the Cards' only position player to start each of the team's first 18 games.

4/20/2014 | Lyons tabbed to fill Kelly's spot in rotation

The Cardinals made official on Sunday the roster move most had been anticipating since starter Joe Kelly went on the disabled list Thursday with a left hamstring strain. It will be lefty Tyler Lyons, manager Mike Matheny confirmed, who will take Kelly's spot in the rotation and start Monday against the Mets.

4/20/2014 | Mets face another tough foe as Cards come to NY

The Mets will swap out one postseason contender for another Monday. New York played host to the Braves over the weekend and will match up with the defending National League champion Cardinals over the next four days. St. Louis, trailing Milwaukee in the NL Central, comes in with a 7-5 mark in its past 12 games.

4/19/2014 | Power arms from '09 Draft set to showcase arsenals

Twenty-eight pitchers were taken in the first round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, beginning with highly touted starter Stephen Strasburg. Eighteen picks after Washington chose Strasburg, the Cardinals plucked a high schooler from Texas by the name of Shelby Miller. Those two power right-handers will face each other for the first time in their careers on Sunday at Nationals Park.

4/19/2014 | Lynn, Cruz battery powers Cards to victory

Lance Lynn allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings and combined with battery mate Tony Cruz to drive in three runs, as the Cardinals beat the Nationals, 4-3, on Saturday at Nationals Park.

4/19/2014 | Cards coy about upcoming pitching plans

The Cardinals have settled on a starter for Monday's series opener against the Mets, but manager Mike Matheny said on Saturday that the team is not yet ready to announce its choice.

4/19/2014 | Cards pair Cruz with Lynn in battery

Having helped navigate Lance Lynn through seven scoreless innings in his start on Monday, Tony Cruz returned as Lynn's batterymate in Saturday's outing against the Nationals.

4/19/2014 | Garcia, Motte have good rehab outings

Jaime Garcia threw two scoreless innings and Jason Motte one during an extended spring training game on Saturday. Both players have remained in Jupiter, Fla., after Spring Training to continue their respective rehab programs.

4/18/2014 | Cardinals still adjusting to transfer rules

On Thursday night, the Cardinals were the beneficiary of Major League Baseball's now stricter enforcement of its transfer rule, requiring that players keep a ball secured while transferring it from the glove to the bare hand.

4/18/2014 | Matheny talks leadership at U.S. Department of State

Manager Mike Matheny accepted an invitation to speak to the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State on Friday as part of its speaker series to promote the development and practice of leadership.

4/18/2014 | Lynn looks to get Cards back on track vs. Nats

Lance Lynn will try to continue his hot start to the season on Saturday afternoon against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats.

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