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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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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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June 15: Twins @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (41-21, +6.0 in NL Central), Twins (34-28, -1.5 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), Yadier Molina (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (LF), Jon Jay (CF), John Lackey (RHP)

Twins lineup: Brian Dozier (2B), Eddie Rosario (LF), Joe Mauer (1B), Trevor Plouffe (3B), Torii Hunter (RF), Kurt Suzuki (C), Eduardo Escobar (SS), Trevor May (RHP), Byron Buxton (CF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Series finale between Cardinals, Royals washed out by rain (link)
  • Mark Reynolds trading power for OBP points this season (link)
  • Preview for Monday’s series opener against the Twins (link)

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June 14: Royals @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (41-21, +6.5 in NL Central), Royals (34-25, +2.0 in AL Central)

First pitch: 1:15 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), Jon Jay (CF), John Lackey (RHP)

Royals lineup: Alcides Escobar (SS), Mike Moustakas (3B), Lorenzo Cain (CF), Eric Hosmer (1B), Salvador Perez (C), Alex Gordon (LF), Omar Infante (2B), Jarrod Dyson (RF), Chris Young (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jason Heyward makes a game-saving catch on a ball he never saw (link)
  • For the first time in more than two years, Tyler Lyons notched a Major League win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Royals on Saturday (link)
  • Matt Carpenter hasn’t looked like himself at the plate lately (link)
  • Cardinals pitchers finding ways to be more productive at the plate this season (link)
  • Preview of the Cardinals’ series finale against the Royals on Sunday (link)

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June 13: Royals @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (40-21, +6.5 in NL Central), Royals (34-24, +2.0 in AL Central)

First pitch: 3:10 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), Jon Jay (CF), Tyler Lyons (LHP)

Royals lineup: Alcides Escobar (SS), Lorenzo Cain (CF), Alex Rios (RF), Kendrys Morales (1B), Salvador Perez (C), Alex Gordon (LF), Christian Colon (3B), Omar Infante (2B), Jeremy Guthrie (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jaime Garcia lets his pitching do the talking — all of it (link)
  • Lance Lynn lands on the DL with a forearm strain, will miss at least two starts (link)
  • Jordan Walden, Marco Gonzales making progress in their rehab work (link)
  • Sans Matt Holliday, the outfielders stepped up to lead the offense on Friday (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-0 win over the Royals (link)
  • Tyler Lyons returns to the Major League rotation as Saturday’s spot starter (link)

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June 12: Royals @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (39-21, +6.0 in NL Central); Royals (34-23, +2.0 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest. 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kong Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (LF), Jon Jay (CF), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Royals lineup: Alcides Escobar (SS), Mike Moustakas (3B), Lorenzo Cain (CF), Eric Hosmer (1B), Salvador Perez (C), Alex Gordon (LF), Alex Rios (RF), Omar Infante (2B), Yordano Ventura (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed Lance Lynn on the 15-day disabled list and recalled LHP Tyler Lyons, who will start Saturday’s game.

Reading material:

  • A look into Trevor Rosenthal’s sensational start to the season (link)
  • Wrapping up the Draft by looking at what the Cardinals prioritized and how they plan to spend (link)
  • The future was on display Thursday as Alex Reyes and Rob Kaminsky dominated for high-A Palm Beach (link)
  • Columnist Tracy Ringolsby writes about the heightened Cards-Royals rivalry (link)
  • Preview for Friday’s series opener against the Royals (link)

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