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7/28/2016 | Leake, Urena set as Wild Card contenders face off

With St. Louis and Miami tied for the second National League Wild Card spot, the teams hope to gain some separation in the second of a pivotal four-game series Friday night at Marlins Park.

7/28/2016 | Cards get to Jose early, hang on to top Miami

Home runs by Aledmys Diaz and Matt Holliday led to a quick exit for Jose Fernandez. The Marlins rallied late behind Martin Prado's two-run shot. But in crunch time, reliever Kevin Siegrist got Christian Yelich to tap into a double play in the eighth that helped the Cardinals hold off Miami, 5-4, on Thursday at Marlins Park.

7/28/2016 | Lynn, Pena meet with Cards to show progress

Right-hander Lance Lynn and catcher Brayan Pena moved their rehab work from the Cardinals' Jupiter, Fla., complex to Miami on Thursday in order to showcase their progress in front of the Major League staff.

7/28/2016 | Reyes remains atop Cards' Top 30 Prospects list unveiled the Cardinals' midseason prospect list on Thursday, and it features a familiar face in the top spot.

7/28/2016 | Cards to start Garcia on short rest Saturday

After indicating that they had three candidates -- Tyler Lyons, Jerome Williams and Alex Reyes -- being considered for the start on Saturday, the Cardinals unexpectedly pivoted to a fourth.

7/28/2016 | Waino appreciates lift from fellow nemesis Yadi

The Mets appeared ready to secure a measure of revenge for 2006 on Wednesday, with Yoenis Cespedes chasing the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright from the game in the seventh on what was in line to be a game-winning two-run homer. But then Yadier Molina, the catcher who hit the decisive dinger in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS at Shea Stadium, stepped into the batter's box and bailed out his long-time batterymate.

7/27/2016 | Yadi haunts Mets as Cards end Familia's run

Their star pitcher had been bested. All their momentum had vanished. To beat the Mets on Wednesday night, the Cardinals would need to topple Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia, which no team had done in the regular season in nearly a year. Pulling off that unlikely feat in front of a hostile Citi Field crowd, the Cardinals stole a 5-4 game and a series victory from the Mets, winning two of three in a series of two National League Wild Card contenders.

7/27/2016 | Gordon set to return as Fernandez, Marlins face Cards

Dee Gordon, the reigning National League batting champion, is eligible to be reinstated following an 80-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing substances when the Marlins host the first of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park on Thursday.

7/27/2016 | Jedd-i night & day: Gyorko opens, closes DH with HRs

Infielder Jedd Gyorko homered in the opener and nightcap of the Cardinals' doubleheader against the Mets.

7/27/2016 | Prospect Reyes could be option to start Saturday

Right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes, the Cardinals' top prospect and the No. 16 overall prospect in the Major Leagues according to, was pulled from his start for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday after tossing only 57 pitches over three innings. Due to Monday's rainout at Citi Field, St. Louis may be in need of a spot starter on Saturday when the club faces the Marlins. Reyes' sudden departure could indicate he's a candidate to make his MLB debut in Miami.

7/26/2016 | Cardinals place Rosenthal on 15-day DL

The Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon with right shoulder inflammation in his rotator cuff.

7/26/2016 | Mets turn tables on Cards to earn split of twin bill

The sun had just set at Citi Field, but the nightcap of a Tuesday doubleheader between the Mets and Cardinals was starting to look a lot like its afternoon counterpart. Jedd Gyorko, who hit the decisive two-run homer in the Cardinals' one-run win earlier, went deep in the second inning against Bartolo Colon. The similarities ended there in the Mets' 3-1 win, as Colon allowed nothing more and Asdrubal Cabrera paced New York's offense with two RBIs.

7/26/2016 | Verrett faces surging Waino in rubber match at Citi

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has insisted the club will likely not trade for a starting pitcher, meaning Logan Verrett will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The right-hander starts Wednesday night against Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright, who has rebounded from a rough start to his season.

7/26/2016 | Gyorko's HR helps Cards edge Mets in DH opener

A fickle National League Wild Card race took another turn on Tuesday afternoon, when the Cardinals beat Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, 3-2, in the first game of a twinight doubleheader at Citi Field. That allowed St. Louis to leapfrog the Mets at least temporarily in the NL standings, in what was the first of six meetings between the teams this season.

7/25/2016 | Take 2, play 2: Cards, Mets open with twin bill

The Mets and Cardinals will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second commencing approximately a half hour after the first.

7/25/2016 | Cards-Mets rained out; doubleheader today

Monday's series opener between the Cardinals and Mets at Citi Field was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday that will start 3:10 p.m. CT, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.

7/25/2016 | Mets-Cardinals rained out; twin bill today

Monday's series opener between the Mets and Cardinals was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader today beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.

7/25/2016 | Cardinals cap tough stretch with travel woes

The trek from St. Louis to New York could not have gotten much worse for the Cardinals. After wrapping up a three-game series against the Dodgers on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball at Busch Stadium, the club headed to the airport only to have mechanical issues halt their charter flight.

7/25/2016 | Cards call up veteran Williams, option Mayers

The Cardinals purchased the contract of right-hander Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis on Monday to replace righty Mike Mayers, who was optioned to Memphis. Right-hander Jordan Walden (right shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Williams on the 40-man roster.

7/25/2016 | Trio of Diazes lead Prospect Team of the Week

The latest edition of's Prospect Team of the Week (July 18-24) is led by a trio of Diazes in Isan Diaz, Yandy Diaz and Lewin Diaz, each of whom had big weeks for their respective clubs.

7/25/2016 | Mayers' tough 1st start taxes St. Louis bullpen

The debut that Mike Mayers scripted in his mind looked anything but like the one that played out in front of a national audience as his dream dissolved into a nightmare Sunday night.

7/24/2016 | Cardinals remain open to dealing for relief help

Eight days away from the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak continues to canvass the market for available relievers with an eye on being opportunistic, but not desperate.

7/24/2016 | Cards expect three key pieces back soon

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny expressed optimism Sunday that three key offensive contributors -- Brandon Moss, Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta -- could return from the disabled list by Aug. 2, the day after the Trade Deadline.

7/24/2016 | Thor faces Martinez as Wild Card race heats up

Noah Syndergaard touched triple digits on the radar gun and wiped away any arm fatigue concerns in his last start, and he'll look to build on that against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals to open a three-game set at Citi Field on Monday night. Both New York and St. Louis are in the thick of the National League Wild Card race.

7/23/2016 | Leake's struggles follow familiar pattern

In what is becoming an all-to-frequent trend with Mike Leake on the mound, the veteran right-hander watched innings unravel behind him on Saturday night because both he and the defense weren't sharper.

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