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Cards muscle their way to win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cardinals' 10-game road trip came to an end Sunday in San Francisco, where they capped it with a 7-5 victory over the Giants that featured the team's sixth three-homer game of the year.

St. Louis ambushed opposing starter Chris Heston, who allowed three runs before retiring his …

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Cardinals surge to end road trip strong

SAN FRANCISCO -- In reeling off seven wins in their last eight games, capped by a 7-5 victory over the Giants on Sunday, the Cardinals rebounded from an ominous start to a 10-game road trip and ensured they headed home in the exact same position they were when the lengthy stay on the West Coast …

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Carpenter reaches 'fun' homer milestone

Cardinals third baseman slugs 20th long ball, earns prize from Wainwright

SAN FRANCISCO -- Adam Wainwright thought Matt Carpenter was getting a little carried away this spring when the Cardinals third baseman started proclaiming his ability to produce a 20-homer season. So Wainwright offered him a …

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Cards set to host Nats for big three-game set

Lynn shrugs off ankle injury, plans on next start

SAN FRANCISCO -- A day after being forced out of his start due to a mild right ankle sprain, Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, while walking around the AT&T Park visiting clubhouse without issue Sunday, reaffirmed his intentions to make his next scheduled start. That would come Friday, when the …

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Cards look forward to injured players' returns

September reinforcements will mostly be veterans coming off DL

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a time in the season when most clubs look forward to increasing their depth with the addition of several Minor League players, the Cardinals eye September as a chance to fortify their roster simply by getting …

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Cards support strong Lynn in win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yadier Molina hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and Lance Lynn cruised through seven shutout innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.

The outcome helped St. Louis keep its division lead to 3 1/2 games, and …

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Lynn sprains ankle in eighth inning vs. Giants

Cardinals starter laughs off injury, feels next start not in jeopardy

SAN FRANCISCO -- A mild right ankle sprain kept Lance Lynn from pursuing his first shutout of the season in the Cardinals' 6-0 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday. The Cardinals are optimistic, however, that the …

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Molina performing perfectly for Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yadier Molina is a great player. Precisely how great, even in this age of advanced analytics, we may never know. There simply is no math -- new or old -- to calculate his value to the St. Louis Cardinals as their field commander, leader and conscience.

Molina, who caught and went …


Heston returns to oppose Cards' hot Garcia

Cishek carries inspiration with him to mound

Cardinals reliever reads Bible verse on card before each appearance

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tucked into Cardinals reliever Steve Cishek's pocket every time he takes the mound is a square piece of laminated paper, the edges of which show the wear of time. That card has become as much a part of his in-game …

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Unusual suspects lead Cards' 5th straight win

PHOENIX -- The Cardinals completed a season sweep of the D-backs on Thursday with a 5-3 victory punctuated by home runs from backup catcher Tony Cruz and fill-in outfielder Brandon Moss before reliever Seth Maness highlighted the night by pulling off a great escape.

After sweeping a three-game home …


Moss ends drought with first Cardinals homer

PHOENIX -- After a series of balls hit to the warning track during his first four weeks with his new team, Brandon Moss, much to his relief, finally showed the Cardinals his ability to drop one over.

Moss, homerless in his first 58 appearances with St. Louis after blasting 15 with the Indians before …


Maness amazes with bases-loaded escape act

PHOENIX -- In three years with the Cardinals, Seth Maness has distinguished himself as the bullpen fireman, the one summoned to extinguish the messes. But never had he pulled off an escape as seemingly impossible as the one he did to preserve the team's 5-3 win over the D-backs on Thursday …

Jay set to rehab at Triple-A this weekend

PHOENIX -- Of the Cardinals' seven players rehabbing an injury, outfielder Jon Jay will be the first to begin a rehab assignment with one of the organization's Minor League affiliates.

Jay, who has missed the team's last 51 games while strengthening his left wrist, is scheduled to meet up with the …

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Cards rally to halt D-backs' winning streak

PHOENIX -- A three-run seventh inning, highlighted by run-scoring hits from Tommy Pham and Yadier Molina, helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 win as they opened a four-game series against the D-backs on Monday night at Chase Field.

The victory ensured St. Louis would maintain its 3 1/2-game lead in the …

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Lynn stymies D-backs with quartet of twin killings

PHOENIX -- Often one to rely more on power than placement, Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Monday night became the first Cardinals pitcher in more than four years to record four double plays in an outing.

Lynn made his bundle of twin killings timely, too, as three ended innings and two rescued him …

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Garcia atones for errors in game-winning rally

PHOENIX -- Having already committed a pair of uncharacteristic throwing errors while subbing in at second base for a struggling Kolten Wong, Greg Garcia had big plans as he stepped to the plate in the seventh inning of a 2-2 game.

"Lance was picking me up, time after time," Garcia said, referring to …

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Waino's fantasy football initiative a charity success

PHOENIX -- Pairing his love of fantasy football with his mission to service basic needs across the world, Adam Wainwright introduced a unique charity initiative two years ago that continues to grow in its reach.

Two years after first inviting fans to play fantasy football against him and his …


Jay moves closer to returning to Cards

PHOENIX -- For the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction, center fielder Jon Jay joined the Cardinals for on-field batting practice on Monday.

It was the latest tangible piece of progress for Jay, who has already missed 47 games during this second …


Nothing goes Cards' way in seventh inning

SAN DIEGO -- Saturday night's seventh inning was one to forget for the Cardinals, as missed scoring chances and the Padres' offense taking advantage of its own opportunities would result to a 8-0 St. Louis loss at Petco Park.

"Neither are things that we have in our game plan to help us win," manager …

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Cards' loss hinges on fateful 7th vs. Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Stellar work by the Padres' bullpen in the top of the 7th, and a seven-run outburst by San Diego's bats in the bottom of the inning, helped the Padres defeat the Cardinals, 8-0, on Saturday night at Petco Park, inching one game closer to a sweep of St. Louis.

Padres starter Ian Kennedy, …

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Carpenter tossed for arguing strike-three call

SAN DIEGO -- Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter was ejected by home-plate umpire Chris Segal after he was unhappy with the third-strike call in the fifth inning of Saturday night's 8-0 St. Louis loss to the Padres.

Immediately after Ian Kennedy's pitch was called a strike, Carpenter yelled, …

Wong: Breather chance to 'enjoy' playing

SAN DIEGO -- Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is starting to understand the daily grind of the baseball season, and the ups and downs that come with it.

Wong entered play Saturday hitting .149 (10-for-67) with no extra-base hits in 18 games in the month of August. In Friday's game against the …

Cardinals uncharacteristically unravel in 5-run frame

SAN DIEGO -- Travis Jankowski had two hits and knocked in a run in his Major League debut Friday and Yangervis Solarte, Matt Kemp and Brett Wallace hit home runs as the Padres topped the Cardinals, 9-3, for their fourth straight win and 500th all-time at Petco Park.

San Diego pitcher Andrew Cashner …

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Jay on road trip, but no timetable for return

Cardinals center fielder out since July takes batting practice in cage

SAN DIEGO -- Center fielder Jon Jay is enjoying the change of pace, as he began traveling with the team for the first time since landing on the 15-day disabled-list on July 1 with a left wrist stress reaction injury.

Jay has …

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