July 5: Padres @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (52-28, +6.0 in NL Central), Padres (39-44, -7.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Padres lineup: Melvin Upton Jr. (CF), Yangervis Solarte (3B), Matt Kemp (RF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Yonder Alonso (1B), Clint Barmes (SS), Will Venable (LF), Austin Hedges (C), Ian Kennedy (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • A lineup tweak pays off as Tommy Pham provides leadoff spark (link)
  • Carlos Martinez throws another quality start as the rotation continues to dominate (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-1 win over the Padres on Saturday (link)
  • Injury updates on Jaime Garcia, Matt Holliday and Jordan Walden (link)
  • Cards fortify bullpen by recalling reliever Mitch Harris, optioning Greg Garcia to Triple-A (link)
  • All-Star Game starters to be announced tonight at 6:30 pm CT (link)
  • Preview for Sunday’s series finale against the Padres (link)

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July 4: Padres @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-28, +6.0 in NL Central), Padres (39-43, -6.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Padres lineup: Melvin Upton Jr (CF), Yonder Alonso (1B), Yangervis Solarte (3B), Justin Upton (LF), Derek Norris (C), Will Venable (RF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Alexi Amarista (SS), Odrisamer Despaigne (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have recalled reliever Mitch Harris and optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • According to a CNN report, the FBI has finished its investigation into the Cardinals’ breach of the Astros’ database; charges against at least one Cardinals employee recommended (link)
  • The Cardinals are 1-for-34 with runners in scoring position during this four-game losing streak (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal’s scoreless innings streak ends at 23 2/3, the longest from an NL reliever this year (link)
  • Outfielder Tommy Pham joins the team from Memphis, makes first start (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss to the Padres (link)
  • Starter Tim Cooney optioned to Triple-A — but could he be back soon? (link)
  • Preview for Saturday’s Independence Day matinee against the Padres (link)

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July 3: Padres @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-27, +6.0 in NL Central), Padres (38-43, -7.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (LF), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Tommy Pham (CF), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Padres lineup: Yonder Alonso (1B), Derek Norris (C), Matt Kemp (RF), Justin Upton (LF), Yangervis Solarte (3B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Will Venable (CF), Clint Barmes (SS), Andrew Cashner (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have recalled OF Tommy Pham and optioned LHP Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis.

Reading material:

  • Cards fire scouting director Chris Correa for his connection to the hacking scandal (link)
  • Jon Jay goes back on the DL due to his ailing wrist (link)
  • Porous defense, lack of RISP hitting sends Cardinals to third straight loss (link)
  • Matt Carpenter returning to form after reaching base four times on Thursday? (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday (link)
  • Cards sign five players as international market opens for business (link)
  • All-Star voting has ended. Tune in Sunday/Monday for the unveiling of the rosters (link)
  • Michael Wacha seeks his 11th win as he takes the mound in Friday’s game against the Padres (link)

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July 2: Padres @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-26, +7.0 in NL Central), Padres (37-43, -8.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Tim Cooney (LHP)

Padres lineup: Melvin Upton Jr. (CF), Derek Norris (1B), Matt Kemp (RF), Justin Upton (LF), Yangervis Solarte (3B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Austin Hedges (C), Clint Barmes (SS), Tyson Ross (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction/bone bruise. Left-hander Tim Cooney has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis to make Thursday’s start

Reading material:

  • Before the DL move was made official, Jon Jay said of his left wrist: “I’m not feeling good.” (link)
  • With three more rain delays on Wednesday, the Cards have sat through more than seven hours of delays over their last nine home games. And it’s getting old. (link)
  • Cards go hitless with runners in scoring position as White Sox sweep short series at Busch Stadium (link)
  • Jaime Garcia won’t pitch against the Padres, but he’s eyeing a Tuesday return in Chicago (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday (link)
  • The international signing period started on Thursday and the Cards have already made a big splash (link)
  • The Cardinals’ pitching staff is on an historic pace through the first three months of the season (link)
  • Preview for Thursday’s series opener against the Padres (link)

July 1: White Sox @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-25, +8.0 in NL Central), White Sox (33-42, -11.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Jon Jay (CF), John Lackey (RHP)

White Sox lineup: TBA

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Randal Grichuk had no trouble solving Chris Sale on Tuesday (link)
  • Lance Lynn wasn’t as sharp as Sale, but he still go the job done in a no-decision (link)
  • Recap of the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday (link)
  • Reliever Matt Belisle placed on the DL with right elbow inflammation (link)
  • Marcus Hatley gets his first Major League call-up, plus other news bits (link)
  • Third-round pick Harrison Bader homers twice in his pro debut with State College (link)
  • Preview of Wednesday’s series finale against the White Sox (link)

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June 30: White Sox @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-24, +9.0 in NL Central), White Sox (32-42, -12.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Peter Bourjos (CF), Randal Grichuk (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (3B), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Pete Kozma (2B), Lance Lynn (RHP)

White Sox lineup: Adam Eaton (CF), Jose Abreu (1B), Melky Cabrera (LF), Avisail Garcia (RF), Conor Gillaspie (3B), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Tyler Flowers (C), Angel Sanchez (2B), Chris Sale (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. Right-hander Marcus Hatley has had his contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis. Jordan Walden was moved to the 60-day DL to open a spot for Hatley on the 40-man roster

Reading material:

  • Adam Wainwright eyes a return to the mound in 2015. Is that realistic? (link)
  • Matt Carpenter holding onto a narrow lead at third base as voting for the All-Star Game winds down (link)
  • Cards sign another wave of Draft picks, including Bryce Denton (2nd) and Harrison Bader (3rd) (link)
  • Matt Holliday hosted the annual celebrity golf classic to benefit the Albert Pujols Family Foundation (link)
  • Former manager Tony La Russa believes the Cards are “not tarnished” by hacking allegations (link)
  • Preview of the Cardinals’ series opener against the White Sox on Tuesday (link)

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June 28: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (50-24, +8.0 in NL Central), Cubs (39-34, -10.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Jon Jay (CF), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Miguel Montero (C), Starlin Castro (SS), Chris Coghlan (LF), Chris Denorfia (RF), Jason Hammel (RHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Some historical perspective on the Cardinals’ ability to reach 50 wins in just 74 games (link)
  • Three starts, three multi-hit games for recent call-up Xavier Scruggs (link)
  • Trio of early double plays bail out Michael Wacha, change complexion of game (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-1 win over the Cubs (link)
  • Unable to throw a side session on Saturday, Jaime Garcia will not start as scheduled on Tuesday (link)
  • Cardinals reach above-slot agreement with second-round Draft pick, Bryce Denton (link)
  • Preview for Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs (link)

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June 27: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (49-24, +8.0 in NL Central), Cubs (39-33, -9.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: FOX, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (LF), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Miguel Montero (C), Starlin Castro (SS), Chris Coghlan (LF), Mike Baxter (RF), Donn Roach (RHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Greg Garcia creates the memory of a lifetime with a pinch-hit home run (link)
  • John Lackey dodges trouble to keep the Cardinals within striking distance (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 victory over the Cubs in 10 innings on Friday (link)
  • Matt Holliday nearing the next step in his rehab process back from a quad injury (link)
  • Prospect Alex Reyes sidelined with shoulder soreness; other minor league notes (link)
  • Preview for Saturday’s game against the Cubs (link)

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June 26: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (48-24, +8.0 in NL Central), Cubs (39-32, -8.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (LF), Jon Jay (CF), John Lackey (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Miguel Montero (C), Chris Coghlan (LF), Starlin Castro (SS), Mike Baxter (RF), Jake Arrieta (RHP), Addison Russell (2B),

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Fresh off the disabled list, Lance Lynn tosses six scoreless innings in Thursday’s win (link)
  • A late addition to the lineup, Pete Kozma records three hits to lead the Cardinals to a sweep (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-1 in over the Marlins (link)
  • Pitching prospect Alex Reyes to represent the Cardinals in next month’s All-Star Futures Game (link)
  • Jaime Garcia reports improvement after exiting Wednesday’s game with a cramp (link)
  • Preview of Friday’s series opener against the Cubs (link)

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June 16: Twins @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (42-21, +6.0 in NL Central), Twins (34-29, -2.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 12:45 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (LF), Peter Bourjos (CF), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Twins lineup: Brian Dozier (2B), Torii Hunter (RF), Joe Mauer (1B), Trevor Plouffe (3B), Eduardo Nunez (SS), Kurt Suzuki (C), Shane Robinson (LF), Kyle Gibson (RHP), Byron Buxton (CF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • According to the New York Times, the Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for hacking the Astros (link)
  • Yadier Molina ends his home run drought after 354 days (link)
  • With Trevor Rosenthal unavailable due to tightness, Kevin Siegrist notched the save (link)
  • Cardinals sign 16 Draft picks, including both of their first-rounders (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Twins (link)
  • Mike Matheny, Paul Molitor meet once again (link)
  • Cardinals, Royals makeup game scheduled for July 23 (link)
  • Preview of the Cardinals’ series finale against the Twins (link)
  • Double-A third baseman Patrick Wisdom posts a five-RBI day for Springfield (link)

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