Cards offer well wishes with Gibson hospitalized
( ST. LOUIS -- Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, known to most as the greatest Cardinals pitcher of all time, is battling pancreatic cancer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel reported on Saturday night. The club tweeted a message in support of Gibson: "Get well soon, Bob. All of Cardinal Nation is behind you!"

Get well soon, Bob.

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O'Neill's 4-RBI breakout bodes well for Cardinals
( ST. LOUIS -- As long as Tyler O'Neill continued to put the ball in play, the Cardinals were confident the damage would come.

Saturday night could prove to be a turning point.

O'Neill raked in all of the Cardinals' runs in their 4-2 victory over the D-backs to even the series at Busch Stadium and even their record at .500.

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Carpenter returns, Molina to IL for Cardinals
( The Cardinals placed Yadier Molina on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to July 8, with a right thumb tendon strain, one of six roster moves announced by the team. St. Louis activated Matt Carpenter, previously sidelined with a lower back strain, from the 10-day injured list, and purchased the contract of pitcher Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals will recall catcher Andrew Knizer from Memphis before Friday's game against Arizona.

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Edman delivers another winning hit for Cardinals
( SEATTLE -- In the last inning of the one game the Cardinals didn't win during their visit to the Pacific Northwest came a moment that informed the at-bats that won the series.

Rookie Tommy Edman, as green in the majors as the gem that gives this Emerald City its nickname or the money that rains on its tech wizards, faced Seattle closer Roenis Elias with the tying run at second base Tuesday. Twice Edman got Elias into a count where the hitter had an edge, and each time the big-league ...    [ More ]
Hicks to have Tommy John surgery; Martinez takes over as closer
( Jordan Hicks is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday morning and Carlos Martinez will become the Cardinals' closer, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday.

Mozeliak said the decision on Martinez was made in consultation with manager Mike Shildt.

"Needless to say it's very disappointing," Mozeliak said. "He obviously was taking over that closer role and certainly will be missed. The next question is who's going to do it, and in talking with ...    [ More ]
Wong's creative defense earns Play of the Week
( The Cardinals' Kolten Wong is the latest recipient of the Play of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for his dazzling double play in Sunday's series finale against the Angels in St. Louis, MLB announced Monday.

Wong earned his status in the blink of an eye in the third inning. He got creative on a sharp grounder hit to second base by Kole Calhoun, hauling it in and deflecting it with his glove to shortstop Paul DeJong, all in one motion, to start a double ...    [ More ]
Four homers send Cardinals home with one win in Philly, one day closer to June
( PHILADELPHIA -- The Cardinals sported a new look to the lineup order, one prompted by the reek of Wednesday's loss, and some new faces around the field. But when it came to salvaging a series at Citizens Bank Park, they went decidedly traditional.

They got a strong start and muscled a few homers over the wall and then skedaddled for St. Louis and a weekend date with the rival Cubs.

Matt Wieters hit one of the Cardinals' four home runs and boosted Dakota Hudson & Co. to a ...    [ More ]
Cards click early, unravel late in Bucs finale
( ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals' offense rebounded, the defense shined and starter Dakota Hudson settled in after a rocky first inning.

Most of the ingredients were there to send many of the 48,555 fans -- the largest crowd in Busch Stadium III history -- home happy on Mother's Day. But the bullpen's help was missing.

The Pirates batted around relievers Tyler Webb and John Brebbia for five runs in the seventh inning to ...    [ More ]
Pirates score late run to beat Cardinals 2-1
( Starling Marte singled to score Cole Tucker in the eighth inning and the Pirates went on to post a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh had three hits in the inning against Andrew Miller (1-2) after Adam Wainwright allowed one run with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work.

The Cardinals got Wainwright off the hook by scoring a run in the seventh. He had a strong outing after allowing a leadoff home run by Adam Frazier and retired the ...    [ More ]
Cards' bats held quiet in opener with Cubs
( CHICAGO -- After touring the rest of the National League Central in April, the Cardinals received their first in-person glimpse of their final division foe at Wrigley Field on Friday. What they saw shouldn't have caught anyone off-guard.

In a division likely to be among the most competitive in baseball this season, the Cubs project, once again, to be a formidable contender.

The first of 19 season meetings between ...    [ More ]