Flaherty has rare rough start in loss to Braves

The plan has been scripted out for weeks now and executed through the club's fluid use of a sixth starter this month. It will all lead, the Cardinals hope, to a place where rookie Jack Flaherty is ready to take the ball in the team's most crucial game. What Flaherty couldn't do on Wednesday, however, was lift the Cardinals to a series sweep that would have inched them closer to needing the rookie right-hander on such a stage. Instead, the Braves took a 7-3 victory at SunTrust Park that snapped their four-game skid and ended the Cardinals' eight-game winning streak in Atlanta.… Read More
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Cardinals calling up No. 22 prospect Gallegos

While he celebrated Memphis' first Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night, Giovanny Gallegos learned that, unlike his teammates, his season wasn't over. Gallegos will join the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday as the club's final September callup.… Read More
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Sparked by DeJong, Cards tighten WC grip

Paul DeJong tagged Anibal Sanchez for a two-run blast and finished with a three-RBI night to help the Cardinals to their third straight win, a win that further strengthened their hold on the National League's second Wild Card berth. Despite the homer, Sanchez delivered a solid start, striking out nine and keeping the Braves in it until the bullpen let St. Louis tally six insurance runs.… Read More
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Four HRs keep Cards in thick of WC chase

The Cardinals reclaimed sole possession of the second National League Wild Card berth thanks to a solid start by Miles Mikolas -- who earned his 16th win -- and homers off the bats of Harrison Bader, Kolten Wong, Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina. And despite the loss, the news wasn't all bad for the Braves, whose magic number to clinch the NL East shrank to seven when the Phillies lost to the Mets.… Read More
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Cards slip to Wild Card tie after dropping duel

The Cardinals no longer have a cushion. With their offense flummoxed by Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler, the Cardinals wasted a strong start by their own rookie starter, Jack Flaherty, while falling, 3-0, in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium on Friday.… Read More
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Gomber struggles as Cards’ WC lead shrinks

The Cardinals' grip on the second National League Wild Card spot got a bit looser Thursday night, as the Dodgers asserted themselves as formidable challengers in that race by opening a four-game series at Busch Stadium with a 9-7 win. The loss left the Cardinals' Wild Card lead over Los Angeles at one game and dropped them three games back of Milwaukee for the top spot in those standings. The Cubs hold a 4 1/2-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central.… Read More
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Yadi returns to lineup for key series vs. Dodgers

Though still limited in his mobility, Yadier Molina assured the Cardinals that, after a week-long layoff, he was healthy enough to return behind the plate for the club's series opener against the Dodgers at Busch Stadium on Thursday night.… Read More
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