8/28/2014 | Yadier's return a boon for Cards' stretch run
Minus Yadier Molina, the Cardinals have stayed right in the mix. Now they hope their stud catcher can put them over the top.
8/27/2014 | New-look Cubs take on playoff-hungry Cardinals
St. Louis, pounding through another punishing stretch run in the National League Central, will play against Kyle Hendricks and Chicago on Friday for the first time in a month. Shelby Miller gets the call in the opener for the Cardinals.
8/27/2014 | Molina may be back behind the plate on Friday
Having gone through a Tuesday workout without any complications, Yadier Molina is scheduled to catch five innings as he begins a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday. He could then be back in the Cardinals' lineup as early as Friday.
8/27/2014 | Matheny: Cards want to 'push the envelope' on bases
Manager Mike Matheny emphasized that the Cardinals are in favor of aggressive baserunning, and it has helped score key runs during the series in Pittsburgh.
8/27/2014 | Cards go quietly against Bucs to end road swing
With the offense again quiet and Adam Wainwright still working out some second-half kinks, the Cardinals ended a disappointing swing through Pennsylvania with Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.
8/26/2014 | Bullpen falters as Cardinals fall in Pittsburgh
Lance Lynn was solid, but Seth Maness surrendered a go-ahead homer in the eighth as the Cardinals fell to the Pirates, 5-2, on Tuesday at PNC Park.
8/26/2014 | Seven Cards prospects headed for Fall League
Four players listed on MLB.com's Top 20 Cardinals prospect list will represent the organization on the Peoria Javelinas Arizona Fall League club, which will begin play on Oct. 7.
8/26/2014 | Wainwright looking to find form in finale vs. Bucs
Adam Wainwright hasn't quite been the same pitcher he was before the All-Star break, but he'll look to continue his dominance of the Pirates in Wednesday's rubber game at PNC Park. Jeff Locke will take the hill for Pittsburgh.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | Cards recall Grichuk as Robinson lands on DL
The Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk on Tuesday while placing Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.
8/25/2014 | Robinson sustains shoulder injury during slide
In the final inning of Monday night's 3-2 victory over the Pirates, outfielder Shane Robinson sustained a left shoulder injury that will require him to return to St. Louis for further examination on Tuesday and almost certainly will lead to the Cardinals making a roster move.
8/25/2014 | Wacha, Yadi making progress in rehab stints
Catcher Yadier Molina and right-hander Michael Wacha will relocate to Springfield, Mo., this week to continue their rehab work with St. Louis' Double-A affiliate.
8/25/2014 | Lynn, Cards aiming to secure series win over Bucs
Lance Lynn and the Cardinals will continue their push for a playoff spot as they bid to secure a series win over Gerrit Cole and the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
8/25/2014 | Cardinals top Bucs to stretch Wild Card lead
John Lackey fired seven solid innings after yielding an early homer, while Matt Holliday's single capped a three-run seventh that lifted the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night.
8/25/2014 | Cards recall Lyons for depth, option Garcia
Having asked the bullpen to cover 13 innings in their weekend series against the Phillies, the Cardinals fortified their pitching staff on Monday by adding lefty Tyler Lyons prior to their series opener against Pittsburgh. St. Louis created space for Lyons on the 25-man roster by optioning infielder Greg Garcia to Double-A Springfield.
8/24/2014 | Getting chances head to head, Bucs host Cards
The Pirates made up ground in Milwaukee over the weekend against the first-place team in the National League Central. Now they get a chance to do the same against the first-place team in the NL Wild Card, behind starter Francisco Liriano. The Cardinals, who start John Lackey, visit PNC Park starting Monday for a three-game set with multiple playoff implications.
8/24/2014 | Masterson exits early as Cards can't get going in Philly
Justin Masterson lasted just three innings, during which he allowed five runs in a 7-1 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. This loss and Milwaukee's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh pushed the Cards back to 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers.
8/24/2014 | Introducing sinker, Miller keeps focus on improving
Shelby Miller is still young enough to be building for his future. The 23-year-old starter for the Cardinals has had some ups and downs over the past three big league seasons, but he's always kept an eye down the road and has always been open to experimenting with new pitches.
8/24/2014 | Cards could find themselves in first after rubber game
The Cardinals and Phillies square off in Sunday's series finale, with Justin Masterson taking the mound for St. Louis against Philadelphia's Jerome Williams in the rubber match.
8/23/2014 | Cards get call confirmed, lose challenge vs. Phillies
In a tied game in the top of the ninth inning, a call was confirmed after a crew chief review was initiated after Kolten Wong's ground-rule double. In the 10th, the Cardinals lost a replay challenge on Peter Bourjos' groundout.
8/23/2014 | Extra-innings win puts Cards half-game out of first
It wasn't pretty, but all that mattered is, in the end, the Cardinals' effort on Saturday night was effective. The Cardinals beat the Phillies, 6-5, in a 12-inning marathon on a damp night at Citizens Bank Park.
8/23/2014 | Wainwright figuring out second-half troubles
It was clear that Adam Wainwright was not happy on Friday night after a 5-4 loss to the Phillies in which he allowed all five runs. The veteran went six innings and settled in after a four-run third cost him the lead and eventually the game but he indicated that maybe, just maybe, he had figured something out over those last few innings.
8/22/2014 | Cardinals aren't looking to rush Yadi's return
Even as injured Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina begins to swing again, manager Mike Matheny isn't looking ahead to Molina's return because in his mind, that's a bad approach.
8/22/2014 | Waino can't right ship in Philly after early lead
Adam Wainwright labored in a decisive four-run third inning and was denied in his bid for a 16th win as the Cardinals dropped a 5-4 decision to the Phillies on Friday night.
8/21/2014 | Cardinals extend deal with Peoria through 2020
The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday agreed to a four-year extension on their player development contract with their Class A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League). The deal runs through the 2020 season.
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