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Cards click early, unravel late in Bucs finale
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(MLB.com) 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
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(STLToday.com) 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
(MLB.com) 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 ]
Cards' miscues hand Hudson hard-luck loss
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(MLB.com) WASHINGTON -- Even after failing to complete a four-game sweep Thursday, the Cardinals head into a big series in Chicago with their rotation rolling.


Dakota Hudson deserved better than a 2-1 loss to the Nationals in the series finale after allowing just two runs -- one earned -- in six innings of work for St. Louis. He took the hard-luck loss to Stephen Strasburg, who allowed only a run and fanned nine over 6 2/3 innings.


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Bader shines with bat and glove in Cards' win
(MLB.com) WASHINGTON -- For three innings on Monday night, the Cardinals couldn't scratch out a single hit off Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin. By the end of the fifth, they had chased him with a six-run frame.


Marcell Ozuna's two-run single gave his team the lead, Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 16 games with another RBI single, and by the time the smoke cleared, the Cardinals were well on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Nationals in Monday's ...    [ More ]
Waino becomes 5th Cardinal to 150 wins 
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS - There were a pair of laundry carts ready for Adam Wainwright and batterymate Yadier Molina as the Cardinals filed into the clubhouse after Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Brewers. That's because there was more than a series sweep to celebrate.


In holding the Brewers to one run over six innings, Wainwright became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to achieve 150 career wins as a Cardinal. His teammates celebrated by spinning Wainwright ...    [ More ]
Cardinals sweep Brewers as Wainwright posts milestone victory
(STLToday.com) After allowing three hits, including a home run, to the first four Milwaukee batters he faced, Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright then allowed only one more hit and a walk as he worked six strong innings Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin held the Cardinals hitless for the first three innings but then was tagged for five hits and four runs in the fourth, including a three-run homer by Marcell Ozuna and a solo shot by Yadier Molina.

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Cards notebook: Ponce de Leon goes tonight, Wacha expected back for next Tuesday's start
(STLToday.com) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a left knee patellar tendinitis condition surfacing from a between-starts workout. But manager Mike Shildt said that with an off day, Wacha, who is 1-0 this year and 6-0 in his career against the Milwaukee Brewers, whom he would have faced Monday night, should be able to pitch when his 10 days have elapsed.

With his injury list time being backdated to April 19 and an off day coming Thursday, Wacha ...    [ More ]
Fowler's 1st HR, 4 hits key rout of Brewers
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler entered Spring Training with a new outlook and a healthy body. And now he's getting new results.


On Monday, Fowler continued to rebound from the worst season of his professional career, bashing his first home run of the season as part of a four-hit night to help power the Cardinals to a 13-5 win over the Brewers in the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.


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Wacha (knee) hits IL; Drew Robinson recalled
(MLB.com) The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Monday's series opener with Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha (left knee patellar tendinitis) on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to April 19, and recalled infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson from Memphis (AAA).


Wacha, who was 1-0 with a 4.64 ERA in his first four starts this season, including a 6-3 win over the Brewers in his start last Wednesday (April 17), is leading the ...    [ More ]