May 6: Pirates @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (15-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Pirates (15-13, -6.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Pirates lineup: John Jaso (1B), Andrew McCutchen (CF), Gregory Polanco (RF), Starling Marte (LF), Francisco Cervelli (C), Jung Ho Kang (3B), Josh Harrison (2B), Jordy Mercer (SS), Francisco Liriano (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Stephen Piscotty, Brandon Moss contribute on both ends in Thursday’s 4-0 win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ series-clinching victory over the Phillies (link)
  • Mother’s Day feature: How Gretchen Piscotty keeps everyone in her baseball-crazed family grounded (link)
  • Matt Adams day-to-day after exiting Thursday’s game with a left leg contusion (link)
  • Matt Bowman parlaying early success into an increased role in the Cardinals’ bullpen (link)
  • Kolten Wong determined to face struggles with more positivity (link)

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May 5: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (14-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Phillies (16-12, -3.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:45 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Ruben Tejada (SS), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Andres Blanco (3B), Darin Ruf (1B), Cameron Rupp (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Tyler Goeddel (LF), Peter Bourjos (RF), Jerad Eickhoff (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 walkoff win on Wednesday (link)
  • For a change, the Cardinals didn’t rely on home runs to chip away at a deficit, but rather strung together timely hits (link)
  • Outfielder Tommy Pham started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday (link)
  • Cards busy preparing for the MLB Draft as it sits five weeks away (link)

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May 4: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (13-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Phillies (16-11, -2.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Aledmys Diaz (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Yadier Molina (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Ruben Tejada (3B), Eric Fryer (C), Mike Leake (RHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Maikel Franco (3B), Ryan Howard (1B), Carlos Ruiz (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), David Lough (RF), Adam Morgan (LHP), Tyler Goeddel (LF)

Transactions: Tommy Pham (oblique strain) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Despite one mistake, Michael Wacha returns to old form vs. Phillies (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 1-0 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday (link)
  • How Matt Adams is foiling the shift by bunting and driving balls the opposite way (link)
  • Reliever Mitch Harris gets clearance to resume throwing program (link)

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May 3: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (13-13, -6.0 in NL Central), Phillies (15-11, -3.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Maikel Franco (3B), Ryan Howard (1B), Cameron Rupp (C), Darin Ruf (LF), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Aaron Nola (RHP), Peter Bourjos (RF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Adam Wainwright jumpstarts a five-homer game for the Cardinals with a blast into the second deck (link)
  • Could a two-hit night spark a resurgence from Randal Grichuk (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-3 win over the Phillies on Monday (link)

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May 2: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (12-13, -6.0 in NL Central), Phillies (15-10, -2.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (CF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Matt Adams (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Maikel Franco (3B), Ryan Howard (1B), Carlos Ruiz (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), David Lough (LF), Jeremy Hellickson (RHP), Peter Bourjos (RF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Still weak from the flu and with a lawsuit hanging over him, Carlos Martinez pitched well on Sunday until a seventh-inning fade (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-1 loss to the Nationals on Sunday (link)
  • Jhonny Peralta fields his first groundballs since his March 10 surgery (link)
  • Harrison Bader lands on the MLB Pipeline player of the week list after hitting .435 over six games (link)

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May 1: Nationals @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (12-12, -6.0 in NL Central), Nationals (16-7, +0.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Nationals lineup: Matt den Dekker (CF), Anthony Rendon (3B), Bryce Harper (RF), Daniel Murphy (2B), Jayson Werth (LF), Clint Robinson (1B), Danny Espinosa (SS), Jose Lobaton (C), Max Scherzer (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Cardinals rotation ends a subpar April with another so-so start (link)
  • Jose Oquendo to undergo knee replacement surgery, will not return to Cardinals’ staff this season (link)
  • Sunday starter Carlos Martinez faces lawsuit from woman who claims he gave her STDs (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-1 loss to the Nationals on Saturday (link)

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April 30: Nationals @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (12-11, -5.5 in NL Central), Nationals (15-7, +0.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120, MLB  Network

Cardinals lineup: Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Brandon Moss (RF), Ruben Tejada (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Nationals lineup: Michael Taylor (CF), Anthony Rendon (3B), Bryce Harper (RF), Ryan Zimmerman (1B), Daniel Murphy (2B), Jayson Werth (LF), Danny Espinosa (SS), Jose Lobaton (C), Joe Ross (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Matt Adams parlayed a rare start in a three-RBI night to showcase how he’s stayed sharp without regular playing time (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals on Friday (link)
  • The Cardinals announce their 2016 Hall of Fame class (link)
  • Injury updates on Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham, Mitch Harris and Brayan Pena (link)

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April 29: Nationals @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (12-10, -5.0 in NL Central), Nationals (14-7, +0.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Eric Fryer (C), Mike Leake (RHP)

Nationals lineup:  Michael Taylor (CF), Anthony Rendon (3B), Bryce Harper (RF), Ryan Zimmerman (1B), Daniel Murphy (2B), Jayson Werth (LF), Danny Espinosa (SS), Jose Lobaton (C), Stephen Strasburg (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Offense goes silent on Thursday after a string of high-scoring affairs (link)
  • Now that he has enough at-bats to qualify, Aledmys Diaz is atop the leaderboard in several offensive categories (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday (link)

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April 28: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (12-9, -3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (11-12, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (CF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Matt Adams (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Jake Lamb (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (RF), Brandon Drury (LF), Chris Herrmann (C), Chris Owings (CF), Nick Ahmed (SS), Rubby De La Rosa (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Why Adam Wainwright was more pleased with the pitches he threw on Wednesday than the one he hit (link)
  • Cardinals enjoying early-season production from Brandon Moss (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 11-4 win over Arizona on Wednesday (link)
  • Prospect Harrison Bader raised his season average to .338 by going 4-for-5 with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday (link)

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April 27: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (11-9, -4.0 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (11-11, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Ruben Tejada (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Jake Lamb (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (CF), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Brandon Drury (RF), Nick Ahmed (SS), Patrick Corbin (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • A look inside the numbers of the Cardinals’ April power surge (link)
  • An update on Jhonny Peralta’s progress in his recovery from thumb surgery (link)
  • Matt Holliday missed Tuesday’s game due to tightness in his right quad (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday (link)

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