5/26/2015 | Cards hold off D-backs after early outburst
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 season.
5/26/2015 | Adams likely headed for DL with quad strain
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game against the D-backs with a strained right quad in the fifth inning, after limping into second base while running out a one-out double into the right-field corner. He is expected to need a stint on the disabled list.
5/26/2015 | Holliday eyes new mark in finale with D-backs
Matt Holliday will try for a Cardinals franchise record Wednesday night when St. Louis looks to sweep a three-game series with Arizona at Busch Stadium. If Holliday reaches base, it will be his 43rd consecutive game to reach to start the 2015 season, which would surpass the 42-game mark Albert Pujols set in 2008.
5/26/2015 | Adams counters infield shift with bunt single
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 on Monday by laying a bunt down the third-base line.
5/26/2015 | Holliday ties club record with on-base streak
With an RBI single in his first at-bat on Tuesday night, outfielder Matt Holliday matched Albert Pujols' franchise record of reaching base in 42 consecutive games to open a season.
5/26/2015 | Cards prospect Gonzales encouraged by MRI
Left-hander Marco Gonzales, the Cardinals' top-ranked pitching prospect per MLBPipeline.com, had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage in his left shoulder.
5/25/2015 | Martinez bears down, extends scoreless run
Right-hander Carlos Martinez gave the credit for his seven shutout innings in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over Arizona at Busch Stadium on Monday to injured ace Adam Wainwright.
5/25/2015 | Maness, Rosenthal work out of jam sessions
To salvage a win after a 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 year.
5/25/2015 | Peralta's walk-off HR lifts Cards past D-backs
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.
5/25/2015 | Holliday eyes club mark in game vs. D-backs
Matt Holliday takes aim at a St. Louis franchise record Tuesday night when the Cardinals and D-backs continue a three-game series at Busch Stadium. If the Cardinals' left fielder reaches base, he will tie the club record for most consecutive games doing so to start a season.
5/25/2015 | Cardinals' scouts wrapping up Draft prep work
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 opportunity to look at Draft-eligible talent.
5/25/2015 | La Russa's loyalty undivided in St. Louis
There are a lot of great memories for Tony La Russa in St. Louis from his long tenure as Cardinals manager, but as D-backs chief baseball officer, he will not have any trouble deciding who to root for during the three-game series.
5/25/2015 | Jay ready for rehab stint with Class A Peoria
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 been strengthened by time off and exercise.
5/24/2015 | Carpenter's homer gives him 500 hits, 300 runs
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.
5/24/2015 | Wacha, Carpenter pull Cards out of funk
Michael Wacha and Matt Carpenter have been models of stability all season for the Cardinals, so it figures that it was them who pulled the club out of its three-game losing streak on Sunday in Kansas City.
5/24/2015 | Wacha moves to 7-0 with gem in KC
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.
5/24/2015 | Anderson, Martinez face off in series opener
Chase Anderson takes the mound on Monday looking to keep pitching well as the D-backs open a six-game road trip with a three-game series against the Cardinals, who open a nine-game homestand, sending right-hander Carlos Martinez to the hill.
5/24/2015 | Already-thin Cards scratch Holliday
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.
5/24/2015 | Gonzales' injury resurfaces at Triple-A
Left-hander Marco Gonzales will miss Monday's scheduled start with Triple-A Memphis after again feeling tightness around his left pectoral muscle while doing his flat-ground throwing work on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Holliday closing in on Cards' on-base mark
When Matt Holliday was hit by an Edinson Volquez pitch in the fifth inning in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Royals on Saturday, it extended Holliday's on-base streak to 40 games. Albert Pujols holds the club mark with 42 games in 2008.
5/23/2015 | Lackey solid, but Cards can't get timely hits
Pitching and power. It's a combination that has served the Cardinals well this season, but the Royals have taken that winning formula away from them in the opening two games of the I-70 Series, including a 3-2 win on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash
Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.
5/23/2015 | Ventura, Royals looking for sweep of I-70 Series
The Royals will give the ball to right-hander Yordano Ventura (3-3, 4.56 ERA) against undefeated Cardinals righty Michael Wacha (6-0, 2.13) in the I-70 Series finale on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
5/23/2015 | Lynn on track for next start against D-backs
One day after he labored through six innings with back cramps, Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn said he felt normal for a day after a start. He is listed to make his usual start on four days' rest on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
5/22/2015 | Lynn labors while dealing with back cramps
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could tell from the outset that right-hander Lance Lynn simply wasn't his usual self as he delivered first-inning pitches in a 5-0 loss to the Royals on Friday night. Turns out, Lynn was laboring with back cramps that started when he was in the bullpen warming up.
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