St. Louis Cardinals

Cards hit 3 early HRs, cut WC deficit to 2 1/2
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With the Cardinals having a lot of ground to make up in their hunt for the postseason, they need to play well and get help from others. St. Louis did its part by attacking the Reds early and rolling to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.

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Perfectionist Weaver wins MLB-best 7th straight
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Luke Weaver wants to perfect his craft. That’s still his first priority. But, if he can be nearly perfect while all that perfecting is going on, so much the better. “When things are going this well, for me, the thought is automatically, ‘What can I do better?’” the Cardinals’ rookie right-hander said Wednesday after picking […]

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Cards turn to birthday boy Martinez in Cincy
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Carlos Martinez did not join the Cardinals in Cincinnati until a day after his teammates had arrived to avoid him spreading a touch of the flu. Martinez said he was feeling much better when he arrived Wednesday, and he will now try to help the Cardinals feel better about their postseason prospects. As the Cards […]

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Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals
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The story of Aledmys Diaz’s journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday’s game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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Waino activated from DL; Gyorko returns to field
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It’s all-hands-on-deck time for the Cardinals, who put a few more healthy hands on the deck Tuesday. Veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright was activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday’s game against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park after missing most of the past month due to a right elbow impingement.

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Yadi ignites Cards' sluggish offense with key HR
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No matter how bleak things may look for the Cardinals, they have Yadiier Molina — which means there’s always a chance.

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Cards turn to Weaver to stay alive in WC race
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Clinging to National League Wild Card hopes, the Cardinals will hand the ball to red-hot Luke Weaver on Wednesday against the Reds, who will start right-hander Rookie Davis.

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Cards get needed win, gain ground in WC race
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Trying to hang on to their quickly fading postseason hopes, the Cardinals needed an early comeback then some late clutch hitting. It added up to an 8-6 victory over the Reds in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.

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Schmidt's vision inspired iconic red bird logo
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There are few logos in baseball as closely linked to a team as the “Birds on the Bat” is to the Cardinals. And that’s thanks to Allie May Schmidt’s inspired decision to create cardinal centerpieces with cardboard and twine for an event featuring then-GM Branch Rickey in 1921.

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Inbox: Does Wisdom fit in the Cards' future?
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While the Cardinals spend their final off day of the regular season in Cincinnati, let’s take a dive into some of the topics currently on your mind. A reminder that if you submit a question for future Inbox consideration, please also include your name and hometown.

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Waino poised to return in relief role
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After receiving high marks for his work during a simulated inning on Sunday morning, Adam Wainwright appears ready to return from the 10-day disabled list for the Cardinals’ series opener against the Reds on Tuesday. And when he does, it will be as a reliever.

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Flaherty, Cards continue WC push against Reds
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The Cardinals no longer control their own destiny in either the National League Central or Wild Card races. But as they begin the final two-week stretch of the season with a three-game series at Great American Ball Park, they’ll try to chip away at both deficits while rooting for help elsewhere.

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