St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards hope to find their bats in San Francisco

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored a paltry six runs in their last four games, losing three times. Now they face their biggest series of the season, four games against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Cardinals, Giants and New York Mets are scrambling to secure the two National League wild-card berths.

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Cardinals gain another arm in bullpen

With expanded September rosters, the St. Louis Cardinals weren’t hurting for depth in their bullpen. But they gained another reliever Wednesday when Michael Wacha, normally a starter, was activated from the disabled list. Wacha, who had a stress fracture in his right shoulder, likely will work the rest of the season out of the pen.

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Injured Cardinals inching closer to return

Slowly but surely, the St. Louis Cardinals are getting all their pieces back as the regular season enters its final three dramatic weeks. St. Louis is chasing San Francisco and the New York Mets for one of two wild-card berths in the National League, but it will need all hands on deck to make it happen.

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Former starter could spell relief for Cardinals this month

He hasn’t pitched since Aug. 8 and with the end of the regular season fast approaching, there won’t be time to build up his arm strength. The St. Louis Cardinals, therefore, could turn to right-hander Michael Wacha, currently on the disabled list, to provide bullpen depth later this month. Manager Mike Matheny would relish the opportunity to have Wacha’s arm into the mix.

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks about 7-0 loss to the Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discusses his team's 7-0 loss to Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The Cubs' magic number to clinch the NL Central is now down to one. The Cardinals remain half a game out of the National League's second wild-card spot.
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks about 7-0 loss to the Cubs 2:03

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks about 7-0 loss to the Cubs

Cardinals rookie pitcher Alex Reyes comes through in relief outing 1:55

Cardinals rookie pitcher Alex Reyes comes through in relief outing

Cardinals reliever Rosenthal works off the mound 0:39

Cardinals reliever Rosenthal works off the mound

Cardinals rookie catcher Carson Kelly talks before first career home game 2:46

Cardinals rookie catcher Carson Kelly talks before first career home game