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Cards defy odds to clinch postseason berth
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- As soon as the ball hit Paul Goldschmidt's glove for the final out on the final day of the regular season, the Cardinals' dugout erupted and the players rushed out onto the field. Reliever Alex Reyes pumped his fist and met his catcher, Yadier Molina, in the middle of the field.


The Cardinals are headed to the playoffs.


A 5-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Busch Stadium sent the Cardinals to the ...    [ More ]
Dakota Hudson to have Tommy John surgery
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(MLB.com) The Cardinals announced on Sunday that right-hander Dakota Hudson will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday. He will miss most, if not all, of the 2021 season while recovering.


Hudson left his most recent start on Sept. 17 after just two innings and was placed on the 45-day IL with a right forearm strain.


Hudson, the Cardinals' first-round pick in 2016, finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year ...    [ More ]
Cardinals legend Lou Brock dies Sunday afternoon at 81
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(STLToday.com) St. Louis Cardinals' Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who had fought through a number of medical conditions in recent years, died Sunday afternoon. He was 81.

Brock will be remembered for many accomplishments. He was the National League's all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. He had 3,023 hits. He was a first-ballot electee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

But he may be known mostly as the centerpiece of what was perceived as the greatest trade in Cardinals ...    [ More ]
Cards burst from gate, win 1st game in return
(MLB.com) It may have taken the Cardinals 17 days to get back on the field, but it didn't take long for them to grab a lead and a win in their first game back.


A four-run first inning led to a 5-1 win over the White Sox in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.


Leadoff hitter Kolten Wong set the tone with an eight-pitch walk in White Sox starter Lucas Giolito's 34-pitch inning. After Tommy Edman ...    [ More ]
Cards-Bucs series PPD; more testing planned
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(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- Citing the recent positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals organization and an abundance of caution, Major League Baseball postponed the upcoming series between the Cardinals and the Pirates at Busch Stadium, originally scheduled to take place from Monday to Wednesday.


The outbreak has affected 16 members of the organization, with nine players and seven staff members testing positive. The team has been testing daily and isolating to try to ...    [ More ]
Quarantine over, Cards resume workouts
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- Six consecutive days quarantining in a hotel room can take its toll on anyone, but it was clear Wednesday that the Cardinals were happy to get out of their downtown Milwaukee hotel. After a coronavirus outbreak within their traveling party that impacted a week of games and a fourth of the team's roster, the Cardinals returned two consecutive negative tests and were cleared to travel on Wednesday to St. Louis, where they had their first workout in a week.


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Opening day in STL shaping up to be smaller party than usual
(STLToday.com) Darren Schnurbusch, of Eureka watches a Cardinals exhibition game from the bleachers of Cardinal Nation restaurant in Ballpark Village on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, against the Kansas City Royals. Although is not part of the 60-game shortened season due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is the first Major League Baseball game in St. Louis since the previous season. The official home opener is Friday. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

A KC-135 Stratotanker from Scott ...    [ More ]
YOU'RE ABOUT TO KNOW JACK
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(Bleacher Report) With increasing regularity in recent years, Jack Flaherty has been on message. From the first stare at himself in the mirror each morning to the first glance out the window at the rest of the world, his missives are delivered--both to himself and to others--with focus, passion and thought.

They begin with himself. His workday. How he should fill his time smartly. Efficiently. New and innovative ideas? Bring them on. Wasted time is the enemy. He moves forward from there.

He ...    [ More ]
Martinez seizes ‘reward’ and returns to Cardinals rotation; Kim will be the closer
(STLToday.com) Cardinals pitchers Kwang Hyun Kim and Carlos Martinez, before an intrasquad game on July 9 at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Carlos Mart?nez pitches in a Cardinals intrasquad game at Busch Stadium on Friday, July 17, 2020.?

St. Louis Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim delivers a pitch during an intrasquad game at Busch Stadium on Thursday. Kim recorded ...    [ More ]
Report: MLB owners approve plan to start season around July
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(St. Louis Business Journal) Major League Baseball owners reportedly have approved a proposal that will go before the player's union to start the 2020 season around July 4.

The proposal says games will be played at first in ballparks without fans, with an 82-game season and expansion of the designated hitter to the National League, according to the Associated Press, which cited a source familiar with the matter.

In addition, the proposal says that players will receive a percentage of their 2020 ...    [ More ]