St. Louis Cardinals

Wainwright thrives 'playing chess' with batters
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At any stage, I love facing the best hitters and the best pitchers, and Max [Scherzer] is of those,” said Adam Wainwright, who allowed four runs in the first 4 1/3 innings of the Cardinals’ 8-2 loss.

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Wainwright tallies four K's, Pham leads bats
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Michael Taylor drove in four runs as the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 8-2, at Space Coast Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Washington improved its spring record to 15-4-2, while the Cardinals are now 8-11-2.

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'Nasty' Martinez easing Cards' concerns
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With an outing Wednesday that his manager described as effortless, Carlos Martinez continues to erase any potential lingering concern that the shoulder problems which hindered the Cardinals’ right-hander last season could surface again.

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Reliever Harris likely to begin season on DL
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Reliever Mitch Harris will undergo a nerve stem test Friday that the Cardinals anticipate will confirm a diagnosis of compression syndrome.

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Martinez blanks Marlins in five-inning start
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Giancarlo Stanton blasted his first home run of the spring, but behind five scoreless innings from starter Carlos Martinez and a three-run seventh inning, the Cardinals snapped an eight-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday.

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Talk with Triple-A manager sparked Piscotty's breakout season
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Before he hit safely in his first 10 Major League starts or became the impact bat the Cardinals couldn’t find in the trade market. Before he received Rookie of the Year consideration concurrent to being named the organization’s Minor League Player of the year. Before he shined under an October spotlight or was to become […]

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Grichuk's spring glove work paying off
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Weeks after beginning defense tutorials with former Gold Glove center fielder Jim Edmonds, Cardinals center fielder Randal Grichuk is seeing some payoff.

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Grichuk, Hazelbaker pace Cards vs. Red Sox
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Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz threw 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball, Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a two-run double and Travis Shaw continued his terrific Grapefruit League showing to help carry the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday.

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Gyorko aims to 'flip the switch' on '16 season
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Even with the recent addition of Ruben Tejada, the Cardinals have not yet settled on their early season shortstop plans. Tejada will get a good look, sure, but Jedd Gyorko, who started at the position on Monday, remains in the mix for starting opportunities.

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Cardinals reduce camp roster by nine
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A day after the Cardinals added Ruben Tejada to the shortstop mix, the club subtracted another, sending Aledmys Diaz to the Minors as part of a wave of cuts on Sunday morning.

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Garcia to get extra work from stretch
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Initially scheduled to face the Red Sox on Monday in his fourth Grapefruit League start, lefty Jaime Garcia will instead take to the backfields of the Cardinals’ spring complex to get his work in a more controlled setting.

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Carpenter homers; Leake goes five innings
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Chris Johnson broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI double and helped spark a two-run frame that lifted the Marlins to a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday.

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