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7/27/2015 | Wong's penchant for big hits increasing

An inning after his aggressive approach backfired as he swung at three pitches outside the strike zone, Kolten Wong was reminded that there is also payoff with the power he packs into his compact swing.


7/27/2015 | Yadi exits vs. Reds due to queasy stomach

Yadier Molina left Monday night's 4-1 Cardinals win over the Reds in the fifth inning with a queasy stomach, crediting a first-inning foul ball from the Reds' Todd Frazier that hit Molina squarely in his facemask as the culprit for his symptoms


7/27/2015 | Cards don't expect Grichuk to miss much time

Though Randal Grichuk was out of the Cardinals' lineup on Monday, the club does not anticipate the outfielder missing much time due to a right groin injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game.


7/27/2015 | Garcia returns, while Leake could be headed out

Jaime Garcia makes his return to the mound for St. Louis when the Cardinals host the Reds and resurgent right-hander Mike Leake on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in a matchup of National League Central rivals.


7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).


7/26/2015 | Wacha labors, but Matheny offers benefit of doubt

Though Michael Wacha battled inefficiency and shaky fastball command early in his outing on Sunday, manager Mike Matheny, after the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Braves, downplayed the presence of any concerning trends in a month where Wacha has endured his first extended hiccup of the year.


7/26/2015 | Grichuk exits early with groin injury

Cardinals center fielder Randal Grichuk left Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Braves after six innings due to a groin injury, the severity of which was not immediately known.


7/26/2015 | Garcia's first homer helps Braves stop Cardinals

A go-ahead home run by Adonis Garcia helped the Braves halt the Cardinals' five-game winning streak and avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday.


7/26/2015 | Lynn, Cardinals set to renew rivalry with Reds

The Cardinals and Reds have had a National League Central rivalry for years. But lately, it's been largely one-sided in favor of St. Louis. Amid a myriad of rumors in the final days before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Cincinnati will seek better fortunes in a three-game series that opens Monday at Busch Stadium.


7/26/2015 | Reynolds' left hand 'a little sore' after HBP

Mark Reynolds, who took a fastball off the side of the bottom of his left hand on Saturday, had that hand wrapped much of the morning on Sunday. Manager Mike Matheny described his first baseman as "a little sore," which led Matheny to insert Stephen Piscotty into the lineup for his first-base debut.


7/26/2015 | Martinez outduels man he replaced in rotation

Though his record is not indicative of it, Shelby Miller has shined since his departure, and he reminded the Cardinals the talent they lost while dominating over most of his 7 1/3-inning start for Atlanta on Saturday night. Carlos Martinez, all the while, had been equally as good, leaving the Cards no room for regret about their decision to hang onto him instead.


7/25/2015 | Matheny pushes right buttons late in win

Through seven brisk and scoreless innings, manager Mike Matheny had little to do but watch a pair of rising right-handers -- both of whom were groomed in the Cardinals' farm system -- trade efficient innings. Matheny got busy in the eighth, however, and over the final inning, a series of decisions navigated the Cardinals to a 1-0 win over the Braves that rolled their winning streak to five.


7/25/2015 | Cardinals strike late after Martinez-Miller duel

With an eighth-inning sacrifice fly off Braves reliever Luis Avilan, rookie Stephen Piscotty interrupted a pitchers' duel between former teammates and lifted the Cardinals to a 1-0 win over Atlanta. The victory, which came in front of a Saturday night sellout at Busch Stadium, gave the Cardinals their sixth five-game winning streak of the season.


7/25/2015 | Freeman likely back in lineup vs. Wacha, Cardinals

Freddie Freeman is expected to return to Atlanta's starting lineup on Sunday when the Cardinals and Braves conclude a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Freeman will try to help back rookie Matt Wisler opposite Michael Wacha.


7/25/2015 | Cishek traded to 'best situation possible'

Reliever Steve Cishek was unaware that his name had been circulating in the trade rumor mill until Thursday, when Miami manager Dan Jennings pulled him aside before the Marlins' game in San Diego.


7/25/2015 | Cardinals option Cooney; Garcia to start next week

In order to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for newly-acquired reliever Steve Cishek, the Cardinals optioned left-hander Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, one day after he earned his first Major League win.


7/25/2015 | Milestone latest efficient start for emerging Cooney

Tim Cooney endured a considerable wait time for his first Major League win and the shower of ice water his teammates provided to accompany it.


7/25/2015 | 'He has it all:' Grichuk's all-around play impressive

Randal Grichuk blasted another homer -- his 11th of the season, and second in as many nights -- and showcased several other facets of his dynamic game in leading the Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.


7/25/2015 | Miller faces Martinez, former team in St. Louis

The Cardinals were receiving interest in Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez during the offseason, and they ultimately agreed to send Miller to the Braves in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden. Now Miller and Martinez, both young right-handers, will square off in Miller's return to Busch Stadium on Saturday night, as the Cardinals host the Braves in the second game of a three-game series.


7/24/2015 | Back in St. Louis, Miller reflects on trade

Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were spending the offseason as neighbors in Houston, working out at the same facility and preparing for another season as examples of the success the Cardinals find in developing young pitchers into stalwarts. Then, on Nov. 17, everything changed.


7/24/2015 | Garcia ready, but when will Cards bring him back?

A day after throwing the first five innings in low Class A Peoria's combined no-hitter, lefty Jaime Garcia returned to Busch Stadium encouraged by how his arm felt and hopeful that his next start will come as a member of the Cardinals' rotation. In regards to the latter, general manager John Mozeliak said the organization is still working through that decision.


7/24/2015 | Cardinals bolster 'pen with ex-Fish closer Cishek

Though their bullpen boasts the Majors' second-lowest ERA (2.37), the Cardinals had enough growing concern over the heavy usage of their three late-inning relievers to pounce a week before the non-waiver Trade Deadline and acquire right-hander Steve Cishek from the Marlins.


7/23/2015 | Rosenthal coaxes Matheny for save chance

The masterful maneuver Trevor Rosenthal made to deflect disaster and secure the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night had as much to do with what happened in the 24 hours leading up to the moment as it did the final 16 pitches he threw.


7/23/2015 | Rehabbing Garcia helps Chiefs record no-hitter

Three pitchers, including the rehabbing Jaime Garcia, helped Cardinals Class A affiliate Peoria record a no-hitter on Thursday, while No. 25 prospect Oscar Mercado provided the Chiefs' only RBI in a 2-0 win over Clinton.


7/23/2015 | Carpenter hoping homer is start of big things

With one swing and a subsequent trot around the bases on Thursday night, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter finally felt the result catch up to the process.




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