August 29: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (82-46, +3.5 in NL Central), Giants (69-59, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 3:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Tommy Pham (CF), Brandon Moss (1B), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Giants lineup: Nori Aoki (LF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Marlon Byrd (RF), Gregor Blanco (CF), Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Andrew Susac (C), Ehire Adrianza (SS), Ryan Vogelsong (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Extra outs, free bases hurt Cardinals in Friday’s loss (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 loss to the Giants on Friday (link)
  • Pitching at AT&T Park for the first time since his NLCS loss, Michael Wacha shows himself as an ace (link)
  • Stephen Piscotty enjoys a big night in front of dozens of Bay Area family and friends (link)
  • Cardinals hire Randy Flores as their next scouting director (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal leaves the team to attend the birth of his daughter (link)
  • Preview of Saturday’s game against the Giants (link)

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August 28: Cardinals @ Giants

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Records: Cardinals (82-45, +4.5 in NL Central), Giants (68-59, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 9:15 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Giants lineup: Nori Aoki (LF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Buster Posey (C), Marlon Byrd (RF), Gregor Blanco (CF), Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Ehire Adrianza (SS), Mike Leake (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the paternity leave list and replaced him on the roster with RHP Sam Tuivailala

Reading material:

  • Closer Trevor Rosenthal will miss this weekend’s series in San Francisco to attend the birth of his daughter (link)
  • Cardinals name former pitcher Randy Flores as their new scouting director (link)
  • A look at Seth Maness’ great escape in Thursday’s win (link)
  • Jon Jay is off to Reno, Nev., to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday (link)
  • Brandon Moss makes his first homer as a Cardinal a game-winner (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 win over the D-backs on Thursday (link)
  • Preview of Friday’s series opener against the Giants (link)

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August 27: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (81-45, +4.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (62-64, -7.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 6:40 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jason Heyward (RF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Brandon Moss (LF), Tony Cruz (C), Greg Garcia (3B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (RF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Jake Lamb (3B), Aaron Hill (2B), Chris Owings (SS), Rubby De La Rosa (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Trevor Rosenthal joins Lee Smith as the only closers in franchise history with multiple 40-save seasons (link)
  • Cardinals’ desert double play total up to eight as team continues to ride its strong defense (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday (link)
  • Rosenthal to miss team’s upcoming series in San Francisco to attend birth of his second child (link)
  • Peter Bourjos trying to find ways to contribute even if the starting opportunities aren’t there (link)
  • Preview for the Cardinals’ series finale in Arizona on Thursday (link)

August 26: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (80-45, +4.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (62-63, -6.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Mark Reynolds (1B), John Lackey (RHP)

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (RF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (LF), Aaron Hill (2B), Jake Lamb (3B), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C), Nick Ahmed (SS), Patrick Corbin (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Cardinals’ victory sparked by aggressiveness on the basepath (link)
  • Kolten Wong returns to the lineup with a focus on the process, but gets good results, too (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 9-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday (link)
  • How Jonathan Broxton and Steve Cishek have brought relief to the rest of the bullpen (link)
  • Matt Belisle receives clearance to amplify his throwing program (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s game against Arizona (link)

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August 25: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (79-45, +3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (62-62, -5.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (LF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Welington Castillo (C), Aaron Hill (3B), Yasmany Tomas (RF), Chris Owings (2B), Nick Ahmed (SS), Robbie Ray (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Lance Lynn dials up four double plays — the most by a Cards starter this year — to maneuver around trouble (link)
  • After a forgetful night in the field, Greg Garcia helps spark game-winning rally with his feet (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory over the D-backs on Monday (link)
  • Adam Wainwright is again inviting fans to play fantasy football for charity (link)
  • Jon Jay, Matt Adams move closer to beginning minor league rehab assignments (link)
  • Matt Carpenter got the Cardinals on the scoreboard Monday with a homer into the camera well (link)
  • Preview of Tuesday’s game between Arizona and St. Louis (link)

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August 24: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (78-45, +3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (62-61, -5.0 In NL West)

First pitch: 9:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN2, Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Greg Garcia (2B), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (RF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Jake Lamb (3B), Aaron Hill (2B), Chris Owings (SS), Jhoulys Chacin (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Stephen Piscotty had quite a day — two home runs, a two-run triple — in Sunday’s win (link)
  • Cardinals recall infielder Greg Garcia, option Tyler Lyons to Triple-A (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-3 win over the Padres on Sunday (link)
  • A pair of Cardinals prospects earn weekly honors from MLB Pipeline (link)
  • Tommy Pham providing a boost in his second stint with the big league club this season (link)
  • Preview of the Cardinals’ opening game in Arizona on Monday (link)

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August 19: Giants @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (76-43, +5.0 in NL Central), Giants (65-54, -2.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (1B), Kolten Wong (2B), Tommy Pham (CF), Brandon Moss (LF), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Giants lineup: Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (LF), Buster Posey (1B), Brandon Crawford (SS), Andrew Susac (C), Justin Maxwell (RF), Juan Perez (CF), Matt Cain (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • In an otherwise strong start, Lance Lynn doomed by walks (link)
  • Jason Heyward was unavailable on Tuesday, but his hamstring injury does not appear to be serious (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-0 loss to the Giants on Tuesday (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman examines the historic season being had by the Cardinals’ pitching staff (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s series finale against the Giants (link)
  • Pitching prospect Jack Flaherty continues his strong run with low-A Peoria (link)

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August 18: Giants @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (76-42, +6.0 in NL Central), Giants (64-54, -3.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Brandon Moss (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Tommy Pham (CF), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Giants lineup: Gregor Blanco (CF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Buster Posey (C), Brandon Crawford (SS), Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Ryan Lollis (LF), Justin Maxwell (RF), Ryan Vogelson (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Pitching against the Giants for the first time since the 2014 NLCS, Michael Wacha was not out for revenge (link)
  • Randal Grichuk placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow injury; Tommy Pham recalled from Triple-A (link)
  • Jason Heyward exits Monday’s game with left hamstring tightness (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-1 win over the Giants on Monday (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman looks at how the Cards keep marching on as injuries pile up (link)
  • Cards looking to get a September boost when several players return from injury next month (link)
  • Top prospect Alex Reyes is not expected to join the team as a September call-up this year (link)
  • Preview of Tuesday’s games against the Giants (link)

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August 17: Giants @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (75-42, +5.0 in NL Central), Giants (64-53, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:09 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Kolten Wong (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Giants lineup: Gregor Blanco (CF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Crawford (SS), Andrew Susac (C), Justin Maxwell (LF), Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Chris Heston (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed OF Randal Grichuk on the 15-day DL (right elbow strain) and recalled OF Tommy Pham from Triple-A

Reading material:

  • On a day Shelby Miller throws seven no-hit innings, Jason Heyward again shows that the Cards have also done well in that trade (link)
  • Kolten Wong’s two errors played prominently in Sunday’s loss (link)
  • Randal Grichuk exits Sunday’s game due to tightness in his right elbow (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-4 loss to the Marlins on Sunday (link)
  • Michael Wacha prepares to face the Giants for the first time since serving up the final pitch of the NLCS (link)
  • Cardinals salute Ichiro Suzuki’s latest achievement; Suzuki salutes St. Louis (link)

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August 16: Marlins @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (75-41, +6.0 in NL Central), Marlins (46-70, -16.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Pete Kozma (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Marlins lineup: Dee Gordon (2B), Miguel Rojas (3B), Derek Dietrich (LF), Justin Bour (1B), Marcell Ozuna (CF), Cole Gillespie (RF), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Jeff Mathis (C), David Phelps (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Mark Reynolds, who blasted a three-run homer in Saturday’s win, is earning playing time through performance (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday (link)
  • The Cardinals’ Hall of Fame increased by four on Saturday with another induction ceremony (link)
  • Preview for Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins (link)
  • Carlos Martinez and his entertaining tower of orange cups (link)

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