7/25/2014 | Cardinals' stolen base stands after replay
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether second baseman Arismendy Alcantara tagged out the Cardinals' Kolten Wong at second on a stolen-base attempt in the eighth inning Friday.
7/25/2014 | After fast start, Cardinals drop fourth straight
After surging into the All-Star break, the Cardinals lost their fourth straight in a back-and-forth affair against the Cubs on Friday in the series opener at Wrigley Field.
7/25/2014 | As player, Matheny knew La Russa was HOF caliber
Mike Matheny fielded a few questions on Friday about the man who used to occupy his post as the Cardinals' manager, Tony La Russa. Matheny, who played catcher for La Russa's Cardinals from 2000-04, said: "We knew we were in the midst of a Hall of Fame-caliber manager."
7/25/2014 | Matheny sees Craig finding swing
Allen Craig finds himself in a rough stretch at the plate as the Cardinals take on the Cubs this weekend, but manager Mike Matheny thinks Craig is on his way out of his July slump.
7/25/2014 | Emotions building for large Hall of Fame class
The speeches are just about written and a crowd perhaps in excess of 50,000 is expected Sunday for the induction ceremony of this memorable Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.
7/25/2014 | Miller set for return to rotation against Cubs
Shelby Miller will return to the Cardinals' rotation after not starting since July 10 on Saturday at Wrigley Field. He'll face Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, aiming for his ninth straight quality start as Chicago looks to clinch the series.
7/25/2014 | Jackson slated to make next start vs. Rockies
Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who had to leave Thursday's game because of cramping in his right hand, was feeling fine on Friday, and he's not expected to miss his next start.
7/25/2014 | Sutcliffe fondly remembers young Maddux
Former Cubs All-Star pitcher and 1984 National League Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe remembers watching Greg Maddux pitch when he first joined Chicago in 1986.
7/24/2014 | Cards nearing potential crossroads with Taveras
Nearly a month into Oscar Taveras' second big league stay, the Cardinals are beginning to re-evaluate whether keeping the outfielder on the Major League roster is best for him in both the short and long term.
7/24/2014 | Jay strikes out as ump loses track of count
In a perplexing seventh-inning sequence during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Rays, Jon Jay took both ball four and strike three in the same plate appearance.
7/23/2014 | Cards, Cubs face big decisions as rivalry is renewed
The Cardinals begin a three-game weekend series with Joe Kelly taking the mound against the Chicago Cubs and Travis Wood on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
7/23/2014 | Cardinals' offense scuffles as Rays get sweep
The Rays finished off a two-game sweep of St. Louis with a 3-0 win at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night, leaving the Cardinals with a losing home stay and even with the Pirates in the division's second spot.
7/23/2014 | Miller set to return to rotation against Cubs
Shelby Miller's brief transfer to the bullpen has concluded, as the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that Miller will return to the rotation on Saturday to face the Cubs. Concurrent with Miller's transition back to starting, Carlos Martinez will shift to the bullpen, where he is immediately ready for use.
7/23/2014 | Greenwood impresses, but optioned to Triple-A
To make room for Kevin Siegrist's activation from the disabled list, the Cardinals optioned Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis, where the lefty will pitch out of the bullpen but also remain stretched out in case the club has a later need for a long reliever.
7/23/2014 | Cardinals land Competitive Balance Lottery pick
The Cardinals netted an extra pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft through Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery, which was introduced in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement as a way to give small-market and low-revenue teams the chance to earn one of 12 extra picks.
7/23/2014 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.
7/23/2014 | Maturing Lynn faces test in cooling red-hot Rays
In the finale of a two-game series at Busch Stadium, the Rays will start Alex Cobb in their bid for a seventh straight victory, while the Cardinals will counter with Lance Lynn.
7/22/2014 | Wainwright off game, chased early in defeat
En route to a 7-2 victory in front of 43,623 fans at Busch Stadium, the Rays chased Wainwright during a five-run fifth in which Tampa Bay tallied only two hits. Wainwright provided the rest of the assistance, committing a fielding error, walking three and hitting one in his first outing since starting the All-Star Game.
7/22/2014 | Cardinals lose challenge, but benefit after all
A challenge not won by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny worked in the Cards' favor on Tuesday night, when Matt Holliday followed a contested foul ball in the sixth inning with a 424-foot solo homer to pull the Cardinals to within four runs of the Rays.
7/22/2014 | Maddon: Early ejection a misunderstanding
Rays manager Joe Maddon's night came to an end quickly Tuesday, when he was ejected during the third inning of the Rays' 7-2 win over the Cardinals in unique fashion.
7/22/2014 | La Russa had guts to chase Hall of Fame glory
If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.
7/22/2014 | Cards monitoring rotation options as Deadline nears
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline nine days away, the Cardinals continue to zero in on starting pitchers who could potentially help fortify the rotation for a postseason push. However, general manager John Mozeliak cautioned on Tuesday that no deal is imminent.
7/22/2014 | Wacha targets September return after MRI
With approval from the medical staff after they read the results of Monday's MRI exam, Michael Wacha plans to increase his strength exercises over the next two weeks with the hope that he'll then be cleared to begin a throwing program.
7/22/2014 | Siegrist back from rehab, on verge of activation
While the Cardinals won't make the final decision until Wednesday, general manager John Mozeliak said it's "a real possibility" that left-hander Kevin Siegrist will be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the Cardinals' series finale against the Rays.
7/22/2014 | Carpenter Cards' Heart and Hustle recipient
For the second straight season, Matt Carpenter has been named the Cardinals' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, presented annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to honor players "who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game."
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