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8/24/2016 | Wacha optimistic new plan will mean '16 return

While he awaits clearance to begin a throwing program, Michael Wacha has been seeking advice and soliciting suggestions for how best to address a right shoulder stress reaction that has now landed him on the disabled list twice in the last three seasons.

8/24/2016 | Cards rookie Reyes soaking up big league experience

Cardinals reliever Alex Reyes has lived up to every expectation set for him so far in the Major Leagues. The 21-year-old has responded and executed his pitches in each situation that has been put before him since he was called up.

8/24/2016 | Wainwright, Cards look to widen Wild Card gap with Mets

Adam Wainwright's 8.53 ERA through four starts in August is so far the highest he has posted in any month this season, by over a full point. He'll have a chance to lower it Thursday when he faces Seth Lugo in the series finale between the Mets and Cardinals.

8/24/2016 | Martinez, homers carry Cards past deGrom, Mets

Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.

8/24/2016 | Community field named after Wainwright

Now children will play on a field that bears Adam Wainwright's name at Bob Russell Park in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo., a community located in north St. Louis County. The field was dedicated in a ceremony Wednesday morning. Wainwright's field is the 22nd dedicated by Cardinals Care since it began in 1997, and it was the first dedication since Tony La Russa Field in May 2015.

8/24/2016 | Garcia undone by mechanical issues

Jaime Garcia's mechanics betrayed him a few too many times on Tuesday, leading to a home result that looked quite different than what the Cardinals have become accustomed to seeing from their lone lefty starter.

8/24/2016 | Chasing the Cards, Mets call on deGrom

Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez has struggled to post consistent outings this season. He'll face off with Jacob deGrom, who is coming off a poor start but has found more success in 2016, when the pair meets in the second game of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Mets are trying to gain ground on the Cards, who lead them by 3 1/2 games in the race for the second National League Wild Card spot.

8/23/2016 | Mets strike early, often to gain on Cardinals

Though starter Jonathon Niese lasted only 21 pitches before an achy left knee forced him to the clubhouse, the Mets, behind a pair of early home runs and an exhaustive effort from the bullpen, nabbed a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The win cut into the Cardinals' advantage over New York for the second National League Wild Card spot, too. The Mets' deficit in that race now sits at 3 1/2 games.

8/23/2016 | Lynn pitching in Majors this year unlikely

Though he'll be throwing about 50 pitches in a rehab assignment start with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn, who is little more than nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, characterized his chances of a late-season return as "very slim."

8/23/2016 | Adams closest of injured Cards to returning

Eleven players still crowd the Cardinals' disabled list, though there are signs of progress that leave the club optimistic of several late returns.

8/23/2016 | 2006 club reminisces at Cards Speaker Series

It might happen on a stage, but the Cardinals Speaker Series at Busch Stadium feels more like a conversation with close friends over dinner than a moderated talk.

8/21/2016 | Leake blanks Phils with control, versatility

Cardinals pitcher Mike Leake hit a two-run single to break open a game against the Phillies on Sunday. He called what he did with the bat something that is "sometimes my job."

8/21/2016 | Garcia, Cards open three-game set vs. Niese, Mets

The Cardinals will try to increase their lead in the race for the National League's second Wild Card spot, while the Mets are hoping to close that gap when the two teams open a three-game set in St. Louis on Tuesday.

8/20/2016 | Matheny: Weaver trying too hard to be perfect

Luke Weaver gets nerves before every game. But the special jitters he had before his first Major League start a week ago have subsided. What hasn't, manager Mike Matheny speculated after the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Saturday, are the high regards in which Weaver holds Major League hitters.

8/20/2016 | Hellickson, Hernandez lead Phils over Cards

The Cardinals needed two home runs Saturday against the Phillies to set a Major League record. But it was the Phillies who used a pair of solo shots to prevail in their 4-2 win at Citizens Bank Park.

8/20/2016 | Velasquez, Leake to battle in series finale

Vince Velasquez and Mike Leake will have a lot on their plates in the rubber game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals' Major League-record-tying streak of nine straight multi-homer games ended Saturday. The Phillies, meanwhile, have homered -- just once -- in 14 straight games.

8/19/2016 | Cards' 9th straight multi-HR game ties MLB record

Jedd Gyorko's game-tying blast off Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez in the ninth inning was the Cardinals' second homer of the game. Notable? Absolutely. But even more so when it marks the club's ninth straight multi-homer game.

8/19/2016 | Cards top Phils in 11 on Grichuk's clutch 2B

Randal Grichuk does not want to get sent back to the Minors -- and he's playing like it. Jhonny Peralta led off the 11th inning by hammering a double into left. An out later, Grichuk followed with a two-bagger of his own, driving home Peralta and giving the Cardinals a 4-3 lead that Alex Reyes closed out in the bottom half of the inning on Friday at Citizens Bank Park, earning his first career save.

8/19/2016 | Maness has UCL, not Tommy John, surgery

Seth Maness' surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament Thursday went well, in two aspects. It was a successful operation -- and it wasn't Tommy John surgery, as had originally been scheduled. Rather than replacing Maness's injured ligament with another -- the Tommy John procedure -- doctors only repaired the existing one, drastically reducing his recovery time.

8/18/2016 | Inbox: Will Cards call up Minor Leaguers?

With 42 games left on the Cardinals' schedule and a Wild Card berth up for grabs, it seems like a good time to tackle another batch of fan questions.

8/17/2016 | Cards living up to Matheny's bold prediction

Manager Mike Matheny looked around the room in Spring Training and boldly asserted that this group would be "scoring some serious runs." Some six months later, the Cardinals boast one of the league's most prolific offenses, which was again in their fourth straight victory, an 8-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

8/17/2016 | Waino seeks return to form against Phillies

As they meet in the opener of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, both the Cardinals and the Phillies are expected to feature starters seeking bounce-back performances.

8/17/2016 | Cardinals, Astros wrap up quick two-game series

Fresh off a franchise milestone, Jose Altuve will lead Doug Fister and the Astros into the finale of a quick two-game homestand against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT.

8/17/2016 | Gyorko proving invaluable to Cardinals

Once a player without a position, Jedd Gyorko has not only wiggled his way into everyday opportunities, he has left the Cardinals wondering where they would be without him.

8/17/2016 | Sheffield, Hansen among top prospect performers Tuesday

Yankees No. 7 prospect Justus Sheffield and White Sox No. 8 prospect Alec Hansen were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

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