September 25: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (81-73, -17.0 in NL Central), Cubs (98-55, +17.0 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Mets, Giants, Cardinals (-0.5), Pirates (-4.5), Marlins (-5.0)

First pitch: 7:08 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

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

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (LF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Javier Baez (3B), David Ross (C), Jon Lester (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday (link)
  • The Cardinals’ offense shows its depth by scoring early and often in Saturday’s win (link)
  • Matt Holliday’s rehab work is on pause until after he visits a hand specialist on Monday (link)

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September 24: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (80-73, -18.0 in NL Central), Cubs (98-55, +18.0 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Mets (+1.0), Giants, Cardinals (-0.5), Pirates (-3.5), Marlins (-5.0)

First pitch: 12:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: FOX, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Alex Reyes (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Jorge Soler (LF), Willson Contreras (C), Jason Hammel (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-0 loss to the Cubs on Friday (link)
  • It was a sloppy start that once again sunk the Cardinals – and that’s becoming all too (frustratingly) familiar (link)
  • Matt Holliday hit against live pitching on Friday as he inches closer to a return (link)
  • Jaime Garcia is moving back into the Cardinals’ rotation after a successful bullpen stint (link)

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September 23: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (80-72, -17.0 in NL Central), Cubs (97-55, +17.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 1:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Kolten Wong (LF), Mike Leake (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Chris Coghlan (LF), Miguel Montero (C), Jake Arrieta (RHP)

Transactions: None

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September 18: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (77-71, -17.0 in NL Central), Giants (79-69, -5.0 in NL West)

Wild Card: Giants/Mets, Cardinals (-2.0), Pirates (-5.0), Marlins (-6.0)

First pitch: 3:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Giants lineup: Denard Span (CF), Angel Pagan (LF), Brandon Crawford (SS), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Belt (1B), Eduardo Nunez (3B), Joe Panik (2B), Trevor Brown (C), Albert Suarez (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ come-from-behind, 3-2 victory on Saturday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk and Kolten Wong key comeback win as both continue to flourish near the finish of an adversity-laden season (link)
  • Swollen thumb precludes Matt Holliday from facing live pitching on Saturday, leaves his status in limbo (link)

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September 17: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (76-71, -18.0 in NL Central), Giants (79-68, -4.0 in NL West)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.0), Mets, Cardinals (-2.0), Marlins (-5.0), Pirates (-5.0)

First pitch: 8:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Giants lineup: Angel Pagan (LF), Joe Panik (2B), Buster Posey (C), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Belt (1B), Brandon Crawford (SS), Eduardo Nunez (3B), Denard Span (CF), Jeff Samardzija (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-2 loss to the Giants on Friday (link)
  • Inside the third inning, when it all unraveled for Luke Weaver and the Cardinals (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal impresses in his first appearance since coming off the DL (link)
  • Matt Holliday to test surgically-repaired right thumb in a simulated game on Saturday (link)

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September 16: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (76-70, -17.5 in NL Central), Giants (78-68, -4.0 in NL West)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.0), Mets, Cardinals (-1.0), Marlins (-4.0), Pirates (-5.5)

First pitch: 9:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Tommy Pham (LF), Luke Weaver (RHP)

Giants lineup: Angel Pagan (LF), Joe Panik (2B), Buster Posey (C), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Belt (1B), Brandon Crawford (SS), Eduardo Nunez (3B), Denard Span (CF), Matt Moore (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Once again, the Cardinals come to San Francisco and are outplayed by the Giants (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-2 loss to the Giants on Thursday (link)
  • Alex Reyes replaces Jaime Garcia in the rotation and will start on Sunday (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal has been activated from the DL and plugged back into the bullpen (link)

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September 15: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (76-69, -17.0 in NL Central), Giants (77-68, -5.0 in NL West)

Wild Card: Giants (+0.5), Mets, Cardinals (-0.5), Marlins (-4.0), Pirates (-6.0)

First pitch: 9:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Giants lineup: Angel Pagan (LF), Joe Panik (2B), Buster Posey (C), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Belt (1B), Brandon Crawford (SS), Eduardo Nunez (3B), Denard Span (CF), Johnny Cueto (RHP)

Transactions: TBA

Reading material:

  • Cards blanked by Jon Lester in a 7-0 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday (link)
  • Cards clinch losing home record, welcome the 10-game road trip on tap (link)
  • Five keys in this crucial four-game series between the Cardinals and Giants (link)
  • Alex Reyes or Jaime Garcia? Sunday’s starter still TBD (link)
  • MLB releases the 2017 schedule, which features a Cubs-Cardinals series to open the year (link)

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September 14: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (76-68, -16.0 in NL Central), Cubs (92-52, +16.0 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+0.5), Mets, Cardinals (-0.5), Marlins (-5.0), Pirates (-6.0)

First pitch: 12:45 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (LF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Javier Baez (3B), David Ross (C), Jon Lester (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have activated RHP Michael Wacha from the 15-day DL

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-2, come-from-behind win (link)
  • How some video work, prayer and a stuffed rat helped Brandon Moss emerge from a 1-for-41 slump (link)
  • Alex Reyes bailed Jaime Garcia out on Tuesday. Now will he take his spot in the rotation? (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha poised to be activated from the disabled list (link)

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September 13: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (75-68, -17.0 in NL Central), Cubs (92-51, +17.0 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.5), Mets, Cardinals (-0.5), Marlins (-5.0), Pirates (-6.0), Rockies (-7.0)

First Pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Brandon Moss (LF), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Jorge Soler (LF), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Wilson Contreras (C), Jason Hammel (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from Monday’s near no-no (link)
  • Homer averts history, but not another loss for the Cardinals (link)
  • Michael Wacha has sights set on Wednesday return (link)
  • Matt Holliday took BP on Monday without issue as his rehab program goes on (link)
  • Sore groin keeping Seung Hwan Oh on the sidelines (link)

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September 12: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (75-67, -16.0 in NL Central), Cubs (91-51, +16.0 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.5), Mets (+0.5), Pirates, Marlins (-5.0), Pirates (-6.0), Rockies (-7.0)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Carpenter (1B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (LF), Mike Leake (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (LF), Addison Russell (SS), Miguel Montero (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Javier Baez (2B), Kyle Hendricks (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss to the Brewers on Sunday (link)
  • Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver on climbing to the Majors together (link)
  • Cards, Brewers pause for 9/11 remembrance on Sunday (link)
  • Cardinals activate shortstop Aledmys Diaz from the disabled list (link)

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