St. Louis Cardinals

Matheny would support player who kneels
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A day after A’s rookie Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny stated that he would support a player who chose to exercise freedom of expression in such a way.

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Young Gant steps in for big Cardinals start
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With Adam Wainwright not stretched out enough to rejoin the rotation and Jack Flaherty up against a workload limit, the Cardinals will send John Gant out on Sunday to make his first Major League start in more than a year.

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'Pen could be key again in finale in Pittsburgh
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After Lance Lynn recorded only two outs on Saturday night, the Cardinals could use a long outing from their starting pitcher in the series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. But they’ll find out Sunday afternoon just how much they can get out of right-hander John Gant, who will be making his first Major […]

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Lynn, Cardinals miss chance to gain ground
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An opportunity to tighten things atop the National League Central all but dissolved for the Cardinals before the first inning even came to an end on Saturday. The Pirates pounced on starter Lance Lynn for eight instant runs that pushed them toward an eventual 11-6 win and snapped the momentum St. Louis had been building […]

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Lynn's worst start comes at critical juncture
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With his Cardinals career seemingly set to come to an end after this season, Lance Lynn took the mound Saturday seeking to increase the chances that he could extend that stay beyond next weekend.

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Bailed it! Despite rook's error, Cards prevail
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The Cardinals covered a blunder with a timely bailout on Friday, ensuring that an errant flip by shortstop Paul DeJong could become a teaching moment without determining the outcome of a critical late September game.

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Cards turn to Lynn in heat of NL WC race
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Still alive in the National League Central and Wild Card races, the Cardinals have plenty to strive for over their last nine games. But they will have already accomplished one of their goals — playing meaningful games in late September — when they take the field to face the Pirates on Saturday night at PNC […]

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Cards rally to keep pressure in races
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With ground to make up in a pair of National League races and time running short, the Cardinals did their part to keep pressure on the Cubs, Brewers and Rockies by striking for a pair of ninth-inning runs to sink the Pirates, 4-3, at PNC Park on Friday.

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Left thumb continues to plague J. Martinez
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With his left thumb still ailing several days after jamming it on a swing, Jose Martinez will return to St. Louis on Saturday so that the Cardinals’ medical staff can get a better look at the injury.

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Cardinals find right batting order at right time
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, like many of his peers, admits one of his offseason activities is to write down different potential batting orders for his team heading into the next season. But if you look back through all of those balled-up sheets of scrap paper from last winter, you won’t find this batting order.

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Cards sweep Reds; within 1 1/2 of WC spot
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Even given scant odds of making the postseason following a sweep by the first-place Cubs last weekend, the Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in three games vs. the Reds — win. An 8-5 St. Louis victory over Cincinnati completed the series sweep at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night.

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With WC spot close, Cards visit Pittsburgh
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If the Cardinals want to keep up with — and pass — the Brewers and Rockies in the National League Wild Card race, they could use another sweep of the Pirates this weekend at PNC Park.

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