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4/20/2015 | Carpenter nets first NL Player of Week nod

Matt Carpenter's hot bat at the top of the Cardinals' lineup earned the third baseman National League Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

4/20/2015 | For local youth, Cardinals provide field of dreams

After almost every day game the Cardinals play, there's a fresh set of player introductions, another rendition of the national anthem and new video board material. All this for a pair of local high school programs whose day would be highlighted by playing on the same field as the city's Major Leaguers.

4/20/2015 | Matheny sticks with Wainwright; ace rewards faith

It's a charade the two have learned to engage in well over the years, with Mike Matheny making the obligatory walk to the mound and Adam Wainwright knowing what it will take to send his manager back to the dugout alone.

4/20/2015 | As Rosenthal rests, Cards don't miss beat with Walden

Having used closer Trevor Rosenthal in five of the team's last seven games, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided before the first pitch was thrown on Sunday that someone other than Rosenthal would have to throw the last.

4/19/2015 | Cardinals, Nationals bring stout staffs to DC series

After opening the season with 11 intra-division games, the Cardinals are headed out of the National League Central to face a club that has not raced out to the sort of season start it envisioned. Washington finally won its first series this weekend, pulling the club to within one game of .500. The Cardinals, on the other hand, haven't lost a series all year.

4/19/2015 | Cardinals come through late, complete sweep of Reds

A half-inning after the Reds squandered a bases-loaded opportunity against Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals capitalized on a leadoff double by Jon Jay in the eighth to break a tie and position themselves for a series-sweeping 2-1 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday night.

4/19/2015 | Grichuk goes back to drawing board on workout routine

While Randal Grichuk nurses the lower-back injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Friday), the Cardinals plan to reassess Grichuk's workout routine in an effort to prevent additional future injury.

4/19/2015 | Lefty swing swings callup in Anna's favor

A quick start to the Triple-A season kept Dean Anna on the Cardinals' radar, but it seems that something as simple as the side of the plate he bats from positioned him for his first callup to St. Louis.

4/18/2015 | Heyward gets first Cardinals curtain call

During Monday's home opener, a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium welcomed Jason Heyward to town with a standing ovation as he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat. Afterward, however, Heyward admitted to being oblivious to the recognition, noting he was too focused on his at-bat to take in the scene. On Saturday, the Cardinals ensured he didn't miss his moment again.

4/18/2015 | Relying less on heat, Martinez cooling off hitters

Knowing that efficiency and effectiveness will determine whether he sticks as a member of the Cardinals' rotation, Carlos Martinez is taking a little bit off to get a little bit more.

4/18/2015 | Squat sends Grichuk to DL with lower-back strain

A lower-back strain similar to the one he suffered in Spring Training is sending Randal Grichuk to the 15-day disabled list just weeks after he made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his Major League career.

4/18/2015 | Waino, Cards aim to extend dominance over Reds

The Cardinals and Reds will close out their three-game series with an edition of Sunday Night Baseball at Busch Stadium. Ace Adam Wainwright will start for St. Louis against Cincinnati's Mike Leake. Wainwright has pitched 17 straight scoreless innings vs. the Reds dating back to 2013, including 15 scoreless innings over his two starts last season.

4/18/2015 | Cardinals club Bailey, claim another set vs. Reds

The Cardinals continued their recent dominance of the Reds on Saturday, this time spoiling Homer Bailey's season debut with a steady offensive attack that lifted them to a 5-2 win in front of a sellout Busch Stadium crowd.

4/18/2015 | Holliday exits early, but move 'completely precautionary'

Following the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Reds on Saturday, manager Mike Matheny said he expects Matt Holliday, who exited the game after one inning due to mid-back tightness, to return to the lineup for Sunday night's series finale.

4/18/2015 | Matheny seeks clarification on play at the plate

Though Matt Carpenter's aerial ascent made Brayan Pena's block of home plate a non-issue in Friday's 6-1 Cardinals win, manager Mike Matheny said he does intend to submit the play to Major League Baseball to see how it would have been called within the parameters of Rule 7.13.

4/18/2015 | Bailey makes '15 debut as Reds face Cardinals

The awaited 2015 debut of Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will come on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals host Cincinnati in a 1:15 p.m. CT scheduled first pitch at Busch Stadium. Carlos Martinez will start for St. Louis in his home debut.

4/18/2015 | Wacha changes up approach to keep Reds off balance

Though the final line (a quality start with five hits and one run allowed in seven innings) matched the one he posted in a start against the Reds a week ago, Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha went with a different look against the same opponent in Friday's 6-1 win.

4/18/2015 | Carpenter back in MVP-caliber form

With his fifth straight multihit game and his sixth double in four games at Busch Stadium this season, Matt Carpenter on Friday said he felt "as close to if not better than" his 2013 form, which saw him finish fourth in NL MVP voting.

4/17/2015 | Yadi's clutch double vs. Cueto sinks Reds

Yadier Molina's three-run double off Reds ace Johnny Cueto in the seventh inning broke open a tie game and sent the Cardinals on their way to a 6-1 victory in Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium.

4/17/2015 | Cards honor Red's legacy

With Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Red Schoendienst first putting on a big league uniform , the Cardinals used the occasion to celebrate his service to the organization and to launch a season-long campaign to recognize his impact.

4/17/2015 | Carpenter channels Willie Mays Hayes with acrobatic run

Trying to score from third base on Matt Holliday's first-inning fly ball to Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton on Friday, Matt Carpenter used some split-second improvisation by somersaulting over catcher Brayan Pena.

4/17/2015 | Garcia at least 6 weeks from rejoining Cardinals

Though lefty Jaime Garcia took another small step forward on Friday by facing hitters for the first time since March 24, the Cardinals don't expect him to factor into their Major League plans for at least six more weeks.

4/17/2015 | St. Louis recognizes Red's 70 years with Cardinals family

With Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Red Schoendienst first putting on a big league uniform , the Cardinals used the occasion to celebrate his service to the organization and to launch a season-long campaign to recognize his impact.

4/16/2015 | Deceptive slider key to Lackey's domination

Pitching out of a rotation that has claim to the National League's lowest ERA through the first 12 days of the season, John Lackey can boast of delivering the most dominant performance by a Cardinals starter to date in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the Brewers at Busch Stadium.

4/16/2015 | Reynolds responds with 2 hits in rare start

Mark Reynolds hasn't had too many chances early this season, but manager Mike Matheny's decision to start the slugger against a right-hander on Thursday paid off.

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