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  1. A.J. Pierzynski plans to play again in 2015

    Oct 19, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    A.J. Pierzynski

    A.J. Pierzynski wants to play baseball again in 2015, it just won’t be with the Cardinals.

  2. Cardinals answer Giants to take regain lead in NLCS Game 5

    Oct 16, 2014, 9:36 PM EST

    Tony Cruz Getty

    Game 5 of the NLCS has already been a wild, seesaw affair.

  3. Cardinals strike first in NLCS Game 5 against Giants

    Oct 16, 2014, 9:02 PM EST

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    The Cardinals are one loss away from elimination, but they have grabbed an early lead in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Giants.

  4. Yadier Molina tried to talk his way into the lineup for NLCS Game 5

    Oct 16, 2014, 7:09 PM EST

    Yadier Molina AP

    Yadier Molina hasn’t played since suffering a left oblique strain in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants on Sunday.

  5. NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals vs. Giants lineups

    Oct 16, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Adam Wainwright vs. Madison Bumgarner.

  6. Mike Matheny had a very bad day at the office

    Oct 16, 2014, 1:11 AM EST

    Mike Matheny

    Letting Shelby Miller bat in the fourth was baffling, but it wasn’t Matheny’s only bad call in Game 4.

  7. Yadier Molina tested his injured left oblique with some swings and it did not go well

    Oct 15, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    Yadier Molina has remained on the Cardinals’ postseason roster despite suffering a strained left oblique in Game 2 of the NLCS — an injury that often takes over three weeks to recover from. But it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing him in St. Louis’ starting lineup for the remainder of this series.

  8. NLCS, Game 3: Cardinals vs. Giants lineups

    Oct 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

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    Mike Matheny goes with A.J. Pierzynski as Yadier Molina’s replacement.

  9. Will the Cardinals give A.J. Pierzynski another chance to replace Yadier Molina?

    Oct 13, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

    A.J. Pierzynski Getty

    Neither option to replace Yadier Molina is appealing.

  10. Cardinals win and lose in NLCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2014, 12:59 AM EST

    Yadier Molina

    It’s better than being down 0-2, but…

  11. Giants tie NLCS Game 2 in the ninth when Matt Duffy scores on a ball four wild pitch

    Oct 12, 2014, 11:47 PM EST

    Trevor Rosenthal

    The Giants tied the game in the top of the ninth inning of NLCS Game 2 in an unusual way.

  12. Yadier Molina’s absence felt immediately as Giants take lead in the seventh inning

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

    Yadier Molina

    The middle innings haven’t been kind to the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants.

  13. Yadier Molina exits Game 2 of the NLCS with an injury

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:24 PM EST

    Yadier Molina

    Yadier Molina left in the sixth inning of NLCS Game 2 with an injury.

  14. Cardinals can do better than Randal Grichuk in right field

    Oct 12, 2014, 12:39 AM EST

    Randal Grichuk

    After five straight with Grichuk in right, it’s time for the Cardinals to try something different.

  15. Video: Did Madison Bumgarner balk?

    Oct 12, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Did Madison Bumgarner get away with a balk in the seventh inning of his start against the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS?

  16. Giants shut out the Cardinals 3-0 in Game 1 of the NLCS

    Oct 11, 2014, 11:32 PM EST

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    The Giants had an easy time taking care of the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS thanks to another strong start from Madison Bumgarner.

  17. Madison Bumgarner working on a shutout heading into the eighth inning of NLCS Game 1

    Oct 11, 2014, 11:07 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner danced out of trouble in the seventh inning to keep his shutout alive in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.

  18. Cardinals add A.J. Pierzynski to the NLCS roster

    Oct 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    A.J. Pierzynski Getty

    Pierzynski last played in the postseason for the White Sox in 2008.

  19. Cardinals leave A.J. Pierzynski, Jason Motte off NLDS roster

    Oct 1, 2014, 5:21 PM EST

    A.J. Pierzynski Getty

    Tony Cruz gets the nod as Yadier Molina’s backup.

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 19, 2014, 7:17 AM EST

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    It’s not dark yet for the Brewers, but it’s getting there. It’s absolutely pitch black for the A’s, though.

  21. The Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:38 PM EST

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    He’s in the lineup tonight, batting sixth against the Cubs.

  22. Yadier Molina swings a bat for first time since surgery for ligament tear in his right thumb

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

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    Yadier Molina is beginning to make some progress. Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly reports that the star catcher took swings in an indoor batting cage Wednesday at Busch Stadium for the first time since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb July 9 on an awkward side-swiping slide into third base.

  23. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

  24. Yadier Molina gets cast removed after thumb surgery

    Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 AM EST

    Yadier Molina AP

    Yadier Molina has already been ruled out until September following mid-July thumb surgery, but the Cardinals catcher has made enough progress to have his cast removed.

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EST

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    If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.

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