MAGIC NUMBER
10
RECORD
83-68 1st
HITTING
.255 5th
PITCHING
3.56 8th
FIELDING
.985 4th
HR Jhonny Peralta 21
RBI Matt Holliday 86
R Matt Carpenter 94
BA Matt Adams .286
SB Kolten Wong 20
W Adam Wainwright 18
ERA Pat Neshek 1.41
K Lance Lynn 167
SV Trevor Rosenthal 44
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TODAYS GAME PREVIOUS GAME (9/16)
MIL  7:15   FS-M
Fiers @ Wainwright
 
MIL  L 2-3
W: Kintzler L: Siegrist
THU:
MIL 7:15  FS-M - Lohse @ Miller
FRI:
CIN 7:15  FS-M - Holmberg @ TBA
SAT:
CIN 6:15  FS-M - Leake @ TBA
SUN:
CIN 7:00  FS-M - Simon @ TBA
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SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
7
MIL
W 9-1
8
CIN
W 5-0
9
CIN
L 5-9
10
CIN
L 2-4
11
CIN
L 0-1
12
COL
W 5-1
13
COL
W 5-4
14
COL
W 4-1
15
16
MIL
L 2-3
17
MIL
7:15
18
MIL
7:15
19
CIN
7:15
20
CIN
6:15
21
CIN
7:00
22
CHI
7:05
23
CHI
7:05
24
CHI
7:05
25
26
ARZ
8:40
27
ARZ
7:10
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Sweep keeps Cardinals 3 1/2 up in NL Central
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(MLB.com) The Cardinals used a familiar formula in their series finale against the Rockies on Sunday.

St. Louis used the combination of strong pitching, timely power and good defense to take the first two games in the series. On Sunday, the pitching was there, Jhonny Peralta supplied the power and Peter Bourjos provided the defense as the Cardinals completed the sweep with a 4-1 win in front of 44,598 at sold-out Busch Stadium. The win kept the Cardinals 3 1/2 games in front of the Pirates, who beat the Cubs on Sunday.

The Rockies took their first lead of the series on a Brandon Barnes double that scored Matt McBride to make it 1-0 in the second.

Matt Holliday's double scored Jon Jay to tie the game in the third. Peralta followed with a two-run homer to left to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead.

Peralta's 21st homer extended his club record for most home runs in a season for a shortstop.

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As he nears club record, Rosenthal made history
(STLToday.com) Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has two weeks - a grand total of 12 games - to see if he will get the chance to finish more games and collect more saves than any pitcher in his position with the franchise has, ever.

He's already made some history. He did so Sunday.

Rosenthal struck out the side to close the Cardinals' sweep of the Colorado Rockies and secure his 44th save of the season. That is the fourth-highest total in club history, moving ahead of the 43 that Lee ...    [ More ]
Cards won't rush Wacha back to the mound
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(MLB.com) Michael Wacha threw a full bullpen before Sunday's game, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the club is still taking a wait-and-see approach concerning his return.

Wacha had made two starts while trying to build his pitch count after coming back from a stress fracture in his throwing shoulder. The right-hander was scheduled to start against the Rockies on Sunday, but he didn't feel right, so the club announced on Friday that Marco Gonzales would take the mound.

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Cards hold on late to bolster lead in division
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(MLB.com) The Shelby Miller renaissance continued for the Cardinals on Saturday night.

Again showing confidence in an array of secondary pitches, along with bashing a key double, Miller continued his string of strong starts in a 5-4 win for St. Louis against the Rockies in front of 45,552 at Busch Stadium. The Rockies scored three runs in the ninth inning, but Pat Neshek got Rafael Ynoa to fly out to center to end the game.

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(MLB.com) Much was riding on Adam Wainwright's shoulders as he took the mound to start the opener of a three-game series against the Rockies on Friday night.

After vaulting ahead in the National League Central standings, the Cardinals found themselves stumbling home after dropping their last three in Cincinnati. St. Louis needed a stopper and Wainwright was up to the task, pitching the Cardinals to a 5-1 win in front of 45,108 at Busch Stadium.

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(STLToday.com) Expressing concerns about what they saw and what their prized rigthy felt in his first two starts back from a lengthy absence, the Cardinals will skip Michael Wacha's next scheduled start and it's unclear if he'll be set for another before the end of the regular season.

"Wait and see," manager Mike Matheny said. "Wait and see."

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Lynn, Cardinals fall on wrong side of pitchers' duel
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Offense quieted after early runs in Cards' loss to Reds
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(MLB.com) In terms of outings cut short by ejections, John Lackey's brief start on Wednesday night against the Reds wasn't his shortest. That came in May of 2009, when Lackey -- then pitching for the Angels -- was tossed from the game after two pitches.

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Lackey ejected in third for arguing balls and strikes
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(MLB.com) Cardinals right-hander John Lackey, who started Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, was ejected in the third inning by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing balls and strikes.

On a 2-1 pitch to Brayan Pena with nobody out, Hallion called a ball on a close pitch near the outside corner. Lackey expressed his disagreement with the call and Hallion immediately warned him to stop. Lackey apparently resumed his argument, and Hallion ejected him.

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On April 8, Henry Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's iconic career record, an event that carried social and historic weight.

On July 17 at Busch Stadium, Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson fanned Cesar Geronimo to become only the second pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts, the first since Walter Johnson in 1923.

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Wacha has rocky outing in second start off DL
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(MLB.com) The Cardinals are hoping they'll see the Michael Wacha of last September again this September as they continue what has become a forceful march toward October. But the 23-year-old right-hander's second start since returning from a right shoulder stress reaction was not a step in that direction.

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