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  1. Pirates-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 lineups

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    A couple of teams who know each other well. Lineups which look pretty much like we’d expect them to. It’s on in St. Louis in a couple of hours. Game 1 of the NLDS: Pirates: Starling Marte LF Neil Walker 2B Andrew McCutchen CF Justin Morneau 1B Marlon Byrd RF Pedro Alvarez 3B Russell Martin…

  2. NLDS Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Pirates and Cardinals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Today in St. Louis: A.J. Burnett vs. Adam…

  3. Allen Craig to miss NLDS due to foot injury

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, who has been sidelined since Sept. 4 because of a foot injury, won’t make it back for the NLDS next week, GM John Mozeliak said Friday afternoon. According to Mozeliak, Craig is dealing with one of the dreaded Lisfranc injuries involving a metatarsal bone and the Cardinals don’t want him…

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 5, White Sox 4: Unbelievable. Chris Perez blows a save in the top of the ninth and the ancient Jason Giambi picks him and the Indians up in the bottom, smacking a two-run walkoff homer. Still life in that old bat. Still life in the Indians, who remain in wild card position. Rangers 3,…

  5. Michael Wacha loses no-hitter with one out to go

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    We’re on the verge of history at Busch Stadium. Making good use of his vicious changeup and high-90s fastball, Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha has no-hit the visiting Washington Nationals through the top of the seventh inning. The Cardinals will carry a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame. Wacha has yielded just two…

  6. Allen Craig is going for X-rays, may not be ready for playoffs

    Sep 24, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig has been out since September 4 with a sprained left foot and he’s scheduled to have X-rays taken Thursday, with Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writing “that really isn’t good news in terms of Craig being able to play this last regular-season week or even early in…

  7. Allen Craig to remain in walking boot for another week

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Allen Craig Getty

    The Cardinals ruled out a left foot fracture for Allen Craig last week, but he’s still a little while away from returning to the starting lineup. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Craig was re-evaluated earlier today and will remain in a walking boot for…

  8. Cardinals get good news: Allen Craig’s foot isn’t broken

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Allen Craig exited last night’s game with a foot injury that the Cardinals feared could be serious, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that an MRI exam revealed no fractures and he’s been diagnosed with a sprain. Now the bad news: He’s sure to miss at least a few games and…

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 20, Tigers 4: Well, that was something. Eight homers in all for the Red Sox. Two from David Ortiz, who picked up his 2,000th career hit as well. Injury added to insult: Jose Iglesias left the game with shin splints. Cardinals 5, Reds 4: A sixteen inning affair in which Matt Adams homered…

  10. Allen Craig departs game with left foot sprain

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Cardinals slugger Allen Craig hit a game-tying RBI single in the top of the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s tilt against the Reds, but he got tangled up a few feet beyond the first base bag with umpire Laz Diaz and planted awkwardly on his left ankle. Craig was on the ground for a while…

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates 4, Marlins 3: A walkoff homer for Josh Harrison — the utility infielder if you didn’t know — gave this one to Pittsburgh, as the Pirates show no inclination to give up first place. Andrew McCutchen had a fantastic diving catch to save at least one run in the seventh when the game was tied and…

  12. Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras continues battling ankle injury

    Jul 20, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    2013 was supposed to be the year of Oscar Taveras. He entered the season rated the #3 overall prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com and was coming off of a season in which he decimated Double-A pitching at the age of 20. Some thought he would become a mainstay of the Cardinal offense by…

  13. Cardinals place Matt Holliday on DL with hamstring injury

    Jul 20, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday, Chris Maloney

    Matt Holliday had hoped that the All-Star break would give his hamstring injury enough time to heal, but he remained out of the lineup yesterday and now the Cardinals have placed him on the disabled list. St. Louis figures to keep using Allen Craig in left field, with Matt Adams taking over for him at first…

  14. Matt Holliday makes early exit due to hamstring tightness

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday, Chris Maloney

    The Braves weren’t the only first-place team who lost a player due to a hamstring injury tonight. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday made an early exit from tonight’s game against the Cubs due to what is being called right hamstring tightness. Holliday suffered the injury on a…

  15. Matt Holliday out again with back and neck stiffness

    Jul 3, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Angels due to stiffness in his neck and back. And he’s apparently not feeling any better. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, Holliday is out of the Cardinals’ batting order for a second consecutive game Wednesday in Anaheim.  Allen Craig…

  16. Cardinals activate Matt Adams from the disabled list

    May 7, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Matt Adams is off the disabled list after missing the past two weeks with a strained oblique muscle, which is a pretty rapid recovery from an injury that often lingers much longer. It’ll be interesting to see how much playing time the Cardinals give Adams, because he was off to an amazing start as a…

  17. Cardinals place Matt Adams on DL with oblique injury

    Apr 26, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Matt Adams was supposed to be mostly a bench bat for the Cardinals, but he hit so well that he worked his way into the lineup as a semi-regular … only to strain his oblique muscle Sunday. Adams hasn’t played since and today the Cardinals placed him on the disabled list, calling up infielder Jermaine…

  18. Barry Zito is a reborn Christian, “really excited” about owning and shooting guns

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Barry Zito got tagged with some sort of hippie/playboy/zen master stereotype when he came up with the A’s. Since then most of that has been obscured by talk of his contract, his pitching struggles and then his nice little comeback the past season or so. But his interview in the May “GQ” reveals a much different Barry…

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I spent the evening seeing a preview showing of the Jackie Robinson movie, “42,” — review coming later today — so I didn’t get to watch really any baseball. Kinda glad I didn’t too. After seeing and thinking about Robinson I would have probably just thrown something at my TV if I had to watch…

  20. Jake Westbrook pitches first shutout since 2006

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jake Westbrook

    Cardinals sinkerballer Jake Westbrook recorded just the second complete game of the 2013 season Wednesday in a 10-0 rout of the Reds. It was his fourth career shutout. Westbrook pitched a five-hitter for his first shutout since 2006. He had two that year while pitching for the Indians: one against the Royals, the other against…

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano, Yan Gomes

    Yankees 14, Indians 1: “Man, where are the Yankees going to get any offense with all of their big hitters on the DL?” no one is asking today like they asked so much last week. I guess nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their…

  22. Handicapping the NL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    The AL had an historic Rookie of the Year class last year, but this year, the NL appears to have the stronger group of the two leagues. The one issue: a lot of these talents are likely to have to wait until June or July for their opportunities, if they come this year at all.…

  23. 2013 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Can the Cards keep rolling? The Cardinals have made the playoffs nine times…

  24. Cardinals release Ronny Cedeno

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Ronny Cedeno

    Not only did the Cardinals choose Pete Kozma over Ronny Cedeno to replace Rafael Furcal as their starting shortstop, they aren’t even keeping Cedeno as a bench player. Cedeno, who has eight seasons and nearly 2,500 plate appearances of experience, was released today despite signing a one-year, $1.15 million contract in January. Considering the Cardinals’…

  25. Cardinals activate Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter from disabled list

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Slowly but surely the Cardinals are starting to get healthy. Or at least healthier. St. Louis has activated Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter from the disabled list, sending down Matt Adams and Adron Chambers to make room on the roster. Jay has been out since injuring his shoulder on May 14, but went 3-for-8 with…

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