5/28/2016 | Cards not giving in to Harper as series wraps
Three games into a four-game visit to Washington, and Cardinals pitchers have shown no fear of Nationals slugger Bryce Harper: The man who leads the Majors in walks (48) and intentional walks (13) but has yet to draw a free pass this series.
5/28/2016 | Waino sparks offense, holds off Nats' surge
Adam Wainwright helped himself with the bat and withstood a Nationals home run charge as the Cardinals won, 9-4, Saturday night at Nationals Park.
5/28/2016 | Cardinals DFA Tejada with Carpenter back
The Cardinals designated Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday to clear room for Matt Carpenter's return from paternity leave.
5/28/2016 | Reyes, Flaherty among top prospect performers Friday
A look at the best performances from top prospects on Friday.
5/27/2016 | Piscotty stays sizzling with first career slam
All the offense the Cardinals needed in Friday night's 6-2 win over the Nationals came via one swing, a grand slam from Stephen Piscotty. The long-ball, which gave St. Louis a 5-0 lead in the third inning, came on an 0-1 hanging slider from Nationals starter Max Scherzer.
5/27/2016 | Gio looks to extend Cards' troubles vs. lefties
When Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nationals on Saturday, opposing Cardinals hitters figure to have their hands full. Not only has Gonzalez been one of the Nationals League's best pitchers in 2016, he's also a tough lefty facing a lineup that consistently struggles to hit southpaws.
5/27/2016 | Cards ride grand slam over Scherzer, Nats
Max Scherzer's one bad inning proved costly on Friday night as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals, 6-2, at Nationals Park. The Nationals are now in a first-place tie with the Mets.
5/27/2016 | Adams sits Friday, but stiff back is improving
WASHINGTON -- First baseman Matt Adams said he felt good Friday, a day after leaving the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Nationals in the series opener at Nationals Park with mid-back stiffness. Adams was not in the Cards' starting lineup, but he expected to be available to pinch-hit.
5/27/2016 | Phillies' pair among top prospect performers Thursday
A look at the best performances from top prospects on Thursday.
5/26/2016 | No take backs? 2 pitches hurt reliable Leake
Mike Leake threw two pitches he'd like back Thursday. One of them, in the sixth inning, Bryce Harper launched to the third deck in right field. The other, an inning later, Danny Espinosa deposited into the home bullpen.
5/26/2016 | Surging Scherzer provides challenge for Cards
It took some time, but Max Scherzer seems to have found his groove in 2016. The Nationals ace -- who takes the mound against Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals on Friday after Washington claimed the four-game series opener -- has allowed six runs in 23 1/3 innings over his last three starts, while fanning 38.
5/26/2016 | Nats' blasts deal Cards, Leake tough loss
Danny Espinosa's solo home run, which followed Bryce Harper's monster tying blast an inning earlier, lifted the Nationals over the Cardinals, 2-1, at Nationals Park in Thursday night's four-game series opener.
5/26/2016 | Adams exits opener with mid-back stiffness
First baseman Matt Adams left the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Nationals in Thursday's series opener at Nationals Park with mid-back stiffness. He considered himself day to day, but the Cards said he will be re-evaluated Friday.
5/26/2016 | Pipeline preview: Crawford looking to build on momentum
Here's a look at top prospects to watch Friday in Minor League action:
5/25/2016 | Cardinals continue to be thorn in Arrieta's side
Jake Arrieta seems nearly untouchable most of the time. He had allowed nine earned runs all season and came into Wednesday's game with eight wins and a 1.29 ERA. He left Busch Stadium with nine victories after the Cardinals fell short in a 9-8 loss to the Cubs, but Arrieta's numbers continue to take a turn for the worse when he sees the birds on the bat.
5/25/2016 | Starting-pitching woes proving costly to Cards
In the minutes following Wednesday's 9-8 defeat to the Cubs at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals' clubhouse was brewing with a mélange of frustration and satisfaction. It was a group irked that it had fallen just short, yet still proud of the spirited comeback that positioned it one ninth-inning hit away from stealing a win.
5/25/2016 | Peralta making progress on rehab assignment
Jhonny Peralta's tenure with the Class A Peoria Chiefs will end on Wednesday, but his rehab assignment is poised to continue.
5/25/2016 | Carpenter misses game for birth of first child
The Cardinals were without third baseman Matt Carpenter for Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Cubs and were preparing for the possibility that he'll miss part of the team's upcoming series in Washington because of the birth of his first child.
5/25/2016 | Cards get OF Martinez from KC for cash considerations
The Cardinals added to their outfield depth on Wednesday by acquiring Jose Martinez from the Royals for cash considerations. Martinez, 27, has been assigned him to the Cardinals' Triple-A Memphis roster.
5/25/2016 | Cards, Nats to open four-game set in nation's capital
The Cardinals and Nationals start a four-game set in Washington on Thursday, with Mike Leake and Joe Ross squaring off in the opener.
5/25/2016 | Rubber match at Busch Stadium pits Arrieta against Martinez
In Wednesday's series finale, the Cardinals will strive to keep the Cubs from running away early with the NL Central. But it won't be easy -- the Cubs have won 22 straight games started by ace Jake Arrieta. The Cardinals counter with Carlos Martinez; they have won all five games started by the right-hander against the Cubs.
5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers
Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.
5/25/2016 | Diaz delivers highlight-reel-worthy catch
Though tied for the Major League lead in errors, Aledmys Diaz washed away the memory of his previous mistakes with an incredible catch in the Cardinals' 12-3 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
5/25/2016 | Wacha describes arm as 'dragging' after loss
After giving up a career-worst eight runs on Tuesday, Michael Wacha is winless since April 23. Both he and Mike Matheny cite mechanical inconsistencies as the culprit.
5/24/2016 | Cubs' 15-hit attack polishes Hammel's gem
Any chance the Cardinals had of rolling over momentum from their series-opening walk-off win evaporated before they could send their first batter to the plate on Tuesday, as the Cubs opened the night with a six-run first and then cruised to a 12-3 victory that evened the three-game set at Busch Stadium.
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