St. Louis Cardinals

Cards mulling options for Peralta's return
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Though rainy weather kept Jhonny Peralta from taking on-field batting practice on Tuesday, the veteran shortstop is progressing well enough that he could be ready to begin a Minor League rehab assignment as early as this weekend, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced on Tuesday.

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Garcia unable to solve Rox as Cards drop opener
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Buoyed by Chad Bettis’ fifth quality start of the season, the Rockies ran their winning streak to five by opening a three-game series at Busch Stadium with a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

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Cards option Pham as OF comes off DL
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Outfielder Tommy Pham has wrapped up his rehab assignment, but he will remain in the Minors as the Cardinals chose to option Pham to Triple-A Memphis instead of placing him back on their Major League roster.

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Back in St. Louis, Rockies' Motte happy to help
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Reliever Jason Motte, a member of the Colorado Rockies after signing a two-year, $10 million contract last offseason, may be two years removed from wearing the birds on the bat across his chest, but he still keeps St. Louis close to his heart.

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Limits a distant memory for productive Yadi
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Spring Training concerns about Yadier Molina’s thumb seem so distant now that manager Mike Matheny, after the Cardinals’ 5-2 win over the Dodgers on Sunday night, acknowledged that he actually “forgot about that.” Almost a quarter of the way through the season, Molina looks like he’s on his way to his best offensive season since […]

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Matheny shares timeline of lineup construction
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Of all the decisions Mike Matheny makes in his position as Cardinals manager, there seems to be none more scrutinized than the ones that appear on his lineup card. Whether it’s through questions from the media or passionate discourse by fans on social media, the batting order has proven to generate plenty of debate.

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Hazelbaker shows Dodgers what they missed
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There may have been no collective gain from Jeremy Hazelbaker’s pinch-hit homer Saturday other than to halve the margin by which the Cardinals lost to the Dodgers, but the seemingly inconsequential two-run blast in a 5-3 loss did hold added significance for the rookie outfielder.

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Garcia riding hot streak into opener with Rox
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Jaime Garcia, who hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past two outings, will start for the Cardinals on Tuesday as they open a three-game series with the Rockies at Busch Stadium.

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Cardinals get to Dodgers bullpen for victory
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Yadier Molina’s pinch-hit double keyed a seventh-inning rally and helped hand the Cardinals a 5-2 win to salvage their series at Dodger Stadium.

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Leake faces Wood as Cards try to escape LA with a win
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Mike Leake will look to build off his first win with the Cardinals and Alex Wood off a recent mechanical change when the two starters square off under the lights at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, with the Dodgers seeking a three-game sweep.

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Martinez outpitched by Kazmir in LA
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Scott Kazmir was one out away from his first complete game in three years when Jeremy Hazelbaker’s two-run homer ruined the narrative, but the lefty’s seven-strikeout gem on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium was enough to give the Dodgers a 5-3 win and a shot at a series sweep of the Cardinals.

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Cards struggling vs. teams with winning records
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The two halves of the Cardinals’ trip to Southern California have thus far highlighted an early-season trend. While able to beat up on those opponents with losing records, the Cards still can’t find any traction against those playing above .500.

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