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8/17/2014 | Matheny affirms Rosenthal's standing as closer

Presumably anticipating that the topic would arise in his postgame news conference following Sunday's 7-6 win over the Padres, manager Mike Matheny snipped any debate about a closer controversy by interrupting the question before it could even be fully asked.

8/17/2014 | Matheny's late move helps Waino secure 15th

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called on Seth Maness to clean up a ninth-inning jam, and the decision helped ace Adam Wainwright match the Major League lead with his 15th win in St. Louis' 7-6 victory Sunday at Busch Stadium.

8/17/2014 | Masterson, Leake square off in series opener

The Cardinals and Reds open a three-game NL Central showdown Monday night at Busch Stadium. Justin Masterson, coming off his best outing since joining St. Louis, makes the start opposite Cincinnati right-hander Mike Leake.

8/17/2014 | Siegrist sent down to seek regained confidence

Cardinals left-hander Kevin Siegrist insisted after Saturday's implosion that he was feeling healthy but otherwise had few answers for his recent struggles. He'll now get time to reflect and rework in Triple-A.

8/17/2014 | Cards recall Martinez after tuneup at Triple-A

With the Cardinals needing a fresh arm for the bullpen and Carlos Martinez trending in the right direction at Triple-A, the Cardinals recalled the right-hander on Sunday after a 16-day stay in the Minors.

8/17/2014 | Jay plunked twice in back-to-back games

Jon Jay wore a bit of Cardinals' history on Saturday night after he was once again hit by a pair of Padres pitchers. The same thing had happened a day earlier, too, making Jay the franchise's only player in at least 100 years to be hit by multiple pitches in consecutive games.

8/16/2014 | Pair of four-run innings dampen Cardinals

The Cardinals' offense weathered the Padres' first four-run inning on Saturday night, but as storms neared Busch Stadium, reliever Kevin Siegrist served up a seventh-inning grand slam to Jedd Gyorko. The blast pushed the Padres ahead by three on the way to a 9-5 victory after a lengthy rain delay.

8/16/2014 | Wainwright faces Padres in search of 15th win

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will have a second shot to reach the 15-win mark Sunday afternoon, when St. Louis and San Diego close a four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Padres counter with rookie Odrisamer Despaigne, who is coming off a career-high eight-K outing.

8/16/2014 | Matheny wins challenge to erase Padres' hit

A successful challenge by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny saved starter Shelby Miller from second-inning trouble Saturday.

8/16/2014 | Red jacket day: Four join Cardinals Hall of Fame

Among them were a combined 14 All-Star appearances, nine Gold Gloves, two MVP awards and seven World Series championships. Months after christening the organization's Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cardinals held their first induction ceremony Saturday, during which Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Mike Shannon and Marty Marion joined the 22 others already enshrined in the gallery.

8/16/2014 | Cards anticipate more callups this September

The Cardinals will have an opportunity to fortify their club when rosters expand in two weeks, and manager Mike Matheny suggested on Saturday that the club's class of September callups will probably be larger than the others from his managerial tenure.

8/16/2014 | Wacha encouraged by first mound session

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha, making his way back from a shoulder injury, threw off the mound for the first time in nearly two months Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

8/16/2014 | Neshek fills in for Rosenthal despite 'running on fumes'

Usage concerns prompted manager Mike Matheny to rule Trevor Rosenthal unavailable out of the 'pen on Friday, which created a trickle-down effect of handing a save situation to Pat Neshek. Neshek did close a 4-2 win over the Padres, but not before allowing San Diego to send the tying run to the plate in an inning that opened with a three-run Cardinals lead.

8/15/2014 | Cards set to induct quartet into club Hall of Fame

The Cardinals opened the doors to their new Hall of Fame and Museum back in April, at which time the organization unveiled the plaques of the first 22 players to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. On Saturday, those 22 will be joined by another four -- Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Marty Marion and Mike Shannon.

8/15/2014 | Yadi hopes to be swinging bat next week

Yadier Molina, making his first public comments since he resumed catching, said on Friday that he hopes to begin swinging a bat as early as next week.

8/15/2014 | Hahn, Miller set to square off as series continues

In July, Jesse Hahn made a strong start against the Cardinals and Shelby Miller did likewise against the Padres. Both pitchers will look to repeat those feats on Saturday as they square off at Busch Stadium.

8/15/2014 | Lynn earns win No. 13 as Cardinals top Padres

Three of the Cardinals' runs were scored by players who reached base as a result of Tyson Ross' wildness, which was in sharp contrast to another in-control start by Cardinals starter Lance Lynn in St. Louis' 4-2 victory on Friday night.

8/15/2014 | Lynn, Cardinals have tall order in facing Ross

Lance Lynn and the Cardinals have a tall order on Friday, as they face Tyson Ross, who stymied them when the two clubs met for a three-game set in San Diego in late July.

8/14/2014 | Cards get the better of Padres after wild finish

An out that wasn't, another that the Padres wouldn't take and one that took a lengthy replay review to confirm aided the Cardinals substantially in a 4-3 win to open a four-game series on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

8/14/2014 | Peralta ties Cards homer record for shortstops

With his two-run homer off Eric Stults in the second inning on Thursday, Jhonny Peralta matched the franchise's single-season record for homers by a shortstop.

8/14/2014 | Yadi catches for first time since surgery

On Thursday, 34 days after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, Yadier Molina crouched down to catch his first bullpen session since the injury.

8/14/2014 | Matheny: Taveras has 'a lot to learn'

Though manager Mike Matheny's decision to sit Oscar Taveras on Thursday was part of an overall shakeup designed to stack the lineup with right-handed bats, he specifically cited the day off as an opportunity for Taveras to revisit some of his recent mental and physical lapses.

8/14/2014 | Motte unlikely to return before September

Though Jason Motte is not attaching a specific time frame to his recovery from a strained lower back, listening to him provide an update on his status suggests that a return before September is unlikely.

8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.

8/13/2014 | Masterson's mastery leads Cardinals over Marlins

Justin Masterson compiled 12 groundouts and threw just 91 pitches in seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball in the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Marlins in Wednesday night's series finale.

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