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82-74 2nd
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.254 10th
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4.11 8th
FIELDING
.982 12th
HR Jedd Gyorko 28
RBI Stephen Piscotty 83
R Stephen Piscotty 84
BA Yadier Molina .303
SB Kolten Wong 7
W Carlos Martinez 15
ERA Seung Hwan Oh 1.89
K Carlos Martinez 165
SV Seung Hwan Oh 18
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Offense sputters as Cards slip in Wild race
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(MLB.com) The Cardinals may be scoreboard-watching, hoping for one of the two clubs ahead of them in the National League Wild Card standings to stumble, but no one else's results matter if they don't start tabulating victories of their own. And on Wednesday night, they couldn't, falling to the Reds, 2-1, due to a pile of missed opportunities to drop further back in a race entering its final days.

The loss leaves the Cardinals, who have four regular-season games remaining, 2 1/2 games back of the Mets in the Wild Card standings. The Giants also lost Wednesday, staying one game ahead of St. Louis for the final NL postseason spot.

"We're running out of time," said Cardinals starter Mike Leake. "We have four games left and now we have to have the Giants lose. That's not an ideal position, but if we can win four games straight here, I think we can still put ourselves in the best opportunity."

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Oh leaves with groin strain but says he could have finished
(STLToday.com) Cincinnati took aim at Seung Hwan Oh in the ninth inning Wednesday night when two consecutive batters happened to hit sharp ground balls in his direction.

He reached high for the first ball, which deflected off his glove to second baseman Greg Garcia and the out was recorded at first base.

The second went off his glove again and Oh scrambled in an attempt to recover and make the play without success.




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Mozeliak: 'Porous' defense will be addressed in offseason
(STLToday.com) Having used the "porous" word earlier in his remarks, general manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals' substandard defense would be addressed in the offseason.

But, he said, "A lot of times it's at what cost. To get better defense, we may have to take a step back offensively.

"None of us are satisfied with 81 wins. I can tell you that. As we look to the offseason, we'll certainly explore all the available options that can help us ...    [ More ]
Diaz's emotional slam lifts Cards' WC hopes
(MLB.com) With one mighty and emotional swing, Aledmys Diaz paid honor to a lost friend and jolted the Cardinals, who rode that spark to a rout of the Reds to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race. Diaz's grand slam, one of five homers the Cardinals hit on Tuesday, and a gutsy performance from Adam Wainwright boosted the club to a 12-5 victory at Busch Stadium.

The win kept the Cardinals one game behind the Giants for the second NL Wild Card spot. The Mets remain 1 1/2 games ahead of ...    [ More ]
Big first inning sets tone for hot-hitting Cards
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(MLB.com) Still without a static batting order as the season nears its end, manager Mike Matheny produced his 140th different lineup on Saturday in an effort to jumpstart a recently unreliable offense. And that alignment struck a sweet spot.

After dropping seven of their past 12 games and totaling seven runs in those losses, the Cardinals broke out in a 10-4 victory over the Cubs to pull even with the Giants in the National League Wild Card race. San Francisco plays later Saturday evening, as ...    [ More ]
Swollen thumb causes setback for Holliday
(MLB.com) Matt Holliday has hit another snag in his push to return for the final week of the regular season, as his surgically repaired right thumb is once again swollen and sore one day after testing it against live pitching.

That means the Cardinals will scrap plans to have Holliday go through the live batting practice simulation again on Sunday and instead wait to see what comes of the left fielder's scheduled visit with a hand specialist on Monday. If the specialist confirms that the thumb ...    [ More ]
Sloppy start downs Leake, Cardinals in opener
(MLB.com) The sort of lapses that have constrained the Cardinals this season surfaced again in a 5-0 loss to the Cubs that left the Cards to spend another day stuck where they started it lagging behind the Giants and Mets in the National League Wild Card standings.

Friday's series opener at Wrigley Field unraveled in a first inning that saw Mike Leake throw 31 pitches and closed with the Cardinals down by four. There were mishandled plays in the field, key pitches not executed and two wild ...    [ More ]
Holliday impresses in live BP session
(MLB.com) Standing in the same batters' box where he took a Mike Montgomery pitch off his right thumb six weeks ago, Matt Holliday tested that surgically repaired thumb during live batting practice on Friday.

Holliday faced teammate Mike Mayers for about 15 minutes during the morning session, which was watched closely by manager Mike Matheny and hitting coach John Mabry from their perch behind the cage. Holliday drove pitches deep to all parts of the field, swung and missed at a few and fouled ...    [ More ]
Garcia earns back spot in Cardinals' rotation
(MLB.com) The Cardinals have decided to make yet another September starter swap, and they will replace rookie Luke Weaver with left-hander Jaime Garcia during this next turn through the rotation.

Garcia, who lost his rotation spot following an abbreviated Sept. 13 appearance, earned it back with a pair of strong outings in relief. He'll make that next start on Monday, when the Cardinals open a four-game series against the Reds at Busch Stadium. In starting Garcia for the series opener, the ...    [ More ]
Cards overpowered, can't gain Wild Card edge
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(MLB.com) German Marquez was exceptional in his first Major League start, and Nolan Arenado's grand slam powered the Rockies past the Cardinals, 11-1, at Coors Field on Wednesday. The loss pushed the Cardinals a half-game behind the Mets and Giants, who are tied for the top National League Wild Card spot.

Marquez baffled the Cardinals over five frames, allowing one run on four hits. He struck out three and walked one, with the only damage coming on Kolten Wong's second-inning sacrifice fly.
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Cards see the best of Waino against Rockies
(MLB.com) Leave it to the high-altitude hitters' paradise of Coors Field to help Adam Wainwright find himself on top of his game. Making use of the best curveball he's thrown all season, Wainwright earned his 12th victory on a career night offensively in a 10-5 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

St. Louis also has a three-way share of the lead in the National League Wild Card standings.

"He was good," manager Mike Matheny said. "He had a real nice curveball today. It's hard to know ...    [ More ]
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