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Cards walk off in ninth for sweep of D-backs

ST. LOUIS -- With a pair of ninth-inning runs -- the latter scoring on a throwing error by catcher Jordan Pacheco -- off reliever Brad Ziegler, the Cardinals stole a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Wednesday night, giving St. Louis its second walk-off victory in the three-game set and a sweep of …

Arizona Diamondbacks

Heyward gains measure of redemption in win

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals needed someone to step up offensively. It just so happened to be the player who let them down defensively a few innings earlier.

Jason Heyward uncorked a game-tying homer to jumpstart a decisive bottom half of the ninth in St. Louis' 4-3, sweep-clinching win over the …

Holliday's on-base streak sets NL mark

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday hit his way into the record books at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night when he singled in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 4-3 win over Arizona to become the first National League player to reach base in his first 43 games of a season.

Holliday ripped an 0-1 pitch from …

Streak

Four Cards among leaders in All-Star balloting

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals, who became the National League's first team to 30 wins on Tuesday, are also pacing the league with four players among the leaders in the early 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot returns.

Major League Baseball released its first wave of vote totals on Wednesday, and …

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Hale, D-backs credit Bourjos with clean slide

ST. LOUIS -- After watching his catcher get clipped on Peter Bourjos' hard slide home and subsequently airmail a throw that allowed the Cardinals to score the winning run in a 4-3 walk-off victory Wednesday, Arizona manager Chip Hale slipped out of the dugout to have a few words with home-plate …

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Cards' Adams out 3-4 months with quad strain

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to miss the next three-to-four months while recovering from a severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday. That timeframe leaves open the possibility that Adams won't play again this season.

Though the …

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La Russa 'overwhelmed' by youth field dedication

Park named for former Cards manager and current D-backs chief baseball officer

ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa is a veteran of baseball's biggest stage and has the accolades to prove it. The former St. Louis manager and Arizona's current chief baseball officer wore his three World Series rings on …

NFL

Holliday ties club record for on-base streak

Outfielder reaches for 42nd game to start season, matching Pujols ('08)

ST. LOUIS -- A season that began with Matt Holliday prioritizing a strong start is now in the franchise record books because of how good that start has been.

With an RBI single in his first at-bat of Tuesday's 6-4 win over the …

Streak

Cards ride early outburst past D-backs

ST. LOUIS -- An early-inning battle of offensive firepower turned into a defensive struggle that fell St. Louis' way, as the Cardinals held on for a 6-4 win over Arizona before 41,107 at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory made St. Louis the first National League team to reach 30 wins this …

NFL

Adams likely headed for DL with quad strain

First baseman injured on 5th-inning double; Reynolds to step up

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took little time to celebrate Tuesday's 6-4 win over the D-backs, and instead quickly turned his attention to how the club will weather at least a short-term absence by first baseman Matt …

Mike Matheny

Garcia battles for first win in 11 months

Lefty overcomes early trouble vs. D-backs in second start of season

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia tried not to let the frustration get to him. With the opportunity to secure a win in his first home start of the year at stake in the sixth inning, he and the first baseman couldn't record …

Mike Matheny

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Cards prospect Gonzales encouraged by MRI

Lefty diagnosed with shoulder impingement; hoping to miss only 3 weeks

ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Marco Gonzales, the Cardinals' top-ranked pitching prospect per MLBPipeline.com, received encouraging news on Tuesday when, after traveling to St. Louis, had an MRI that revealed no structural damage in …

Adams counters infield shift with bunt single

First baseman makes D-backs pay, comes around to score

ST. LOUIS -- Capitalizing on the element of surprise and trusting in all the behind-the-scenes work he had done to refine his technique, Matt Adams foiled a defensive shift by laying a bunt down the third-base line in Monday's 3-2, 10-inning …

Infield

Peralta's blast lifts Cardinals in 10 innings

ST. LOUIS -- A half-inning after the D-backs squandered a bases-loaded opportunity, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta put a quick end to the Memorial Day matinee at Busch Stadium, launching a walk-off homer to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win in 10 innings.

The walk-off victory was the Cardinals' …

NFL

Martinez bears down, extends scoreless run

Right-hander fans 8 in 7 innings for second straight shutout outing

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez began the month by allowing seven earned runs in back-to-back starts, the first of which was characterized by Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny as a "relapse" to Martinez's up-and-down 2014 season.

The …

Mike Matheny

Maness, Rosenthal work out of jam sessions

Relievers douse D-backs' scoring threats with late-inning flair

ST. LOUIS -- In order to salvage a win after Kevin Siegrist's blown save on Monday, the Cardinals needed Seth Maness to offer what he hasn't in more than a month and Trevor Rosenthal to provide the sort of coverage he hadn't since last …

Mike Matheny

Jay ready for rehab stint with Class A Peoria

Cards target Friday for center fielder's return from DL

ST. LOUIS -- Though Jon Jay is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, the Cardinals will first send the center fielder out on a short Minor League rehab assignment to work on the timing of his swing and ensure that his wrist has …

Rehabilitation

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La Russa's loyalty undivided in St. Louis

D-backs chief baseball officer pulling for current team in former home

ST. LOUIS -- There are a lot of great memories for Tony La Russa in this town from his long tenure as Cardinals manager, but as D-backs chief baseball officer, he will not have any divided loyalties during the three-game …

Loyalty

Cardinals' scouts wrapping up Draft prep work

ST. LOUIS -- With just two weeks remaining before the First-Year Player Draft, the Cardinals' scouting department is in the middle of holding its usual regional workouts and meetings as the preparation winds down. The workouts give new scouting director Chris Correa and several area scouts a final …

EnRoute

Wacha moves to 7-0 with gem in KC

KANSAS CITY -- Michael Wacha allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings and Matt Carpenter delivered a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Sunday, preventing Kansas City from sweeping the three-game I-70 Series.

Wacha, 7-0, was given a 2-0 lead in the …

Alex Gordon

Wacha, Carpenter pull Cards out of funk

KANSAS CITY -- Michael Wacha and Matt Carpenter have been models of stability all season for the Cardinals.

So, when the club hit its first real bump in the road with a three-game losing streak, it figured that Wacha and Carpenter would be two of the main guys to help put St. Louis back on a smooth …

Alex Gordon

Carpenter's homer gives him 500 hits, 300 runs

KANSAS CITY -- With his sixth-inning homer on Sunday, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a couple of milestones. It marked Carpenter's 500th Major League hit and 300th run scored.

But it was the 6-1 win over the Royals and not the milestones that Carpenter was focused on.

"I didn't even know …

Mike Matheny

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Already-thin Cards scratch Holliday

KANSAS CITY -- Matt Holliday was a game-time scratch from the Cardinals' lineup on Sunday due to a left forearm contusion. Holliday suffered the contusion Saturday night in the fifth inning when he was hit by a Edinson Volquez pitch.

"Matt got hit in the exact same spot where [Corey] Kluber hit him …

Mike Matheny

Gonzales' injury resurfaces at Triple-A

ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Marco Gonzales will miss Monday's scheduled start with Triple-A Memphis after again feeling tightness around his left pectoral muscle while throwing on flat ground Saturday.

It's the same issue that sidelined Gonzales after his April 20 start, though the lefty was back on …

Triple-A

Cardinals can't weather storm in I-70 rematch

KANSAS CITY -- Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez pitched six strong innings as the Royals held on for a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings.

Rain began shortly after the game started and stayed steady throughout. Then …

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