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May 3: Phillies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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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April 26: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (10-9, -4.0 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (11-10, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, KMOX 1120

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

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Jake Lamb (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (RF), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Chris Owings (CF), Nick Ahmed (SS), Shelby Miller (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • As struggles continue, Seth Maness consults Adam Wainwright and 2013 video for help (link)
  • Matt Holliday exited Monday’s game with a right leg cramp; listed as day-to-day (link)
  • Why is Aledmys Diaz still batting eighth? Mike Matheny explains (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 12-7 loss to the D-backs on Monday (link)

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April 25: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (10-8, -3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (10-10, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest+, 1120 KMOX

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

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Brandon Drury (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Welington Castillo (C), David Peralta (RF), Chris Owings (CF), Zack Greinke (RHP), Nick Ahmed (SS)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jedd Gyorko caps San Diego homecoming with a three-hit afternoon in which he fell a double short of the cycle (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the Padres on Sunday (link)
  • Aledmys Diaz is still looking for his defense to catch up with his offense (link)
  • Suspicious man Yadier Molina spotted late in Sunday’s game turned out to be a security guard (link)
  • Voting for the 2016 All-Star Game is underway at MLB.com (link)

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April 18: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (7-5, -2.0 in NL Central), Cubs (9-3, +2.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:09 pm CT

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

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

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

Transactions: Ruben Tejada is activated from the 15-day DL; Greg Garcia is optioned to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Another win; another unexpected contributor. This time: Eric Fryer (link)
  • Michael Wacha shakes off early error, makes quality start to notch series win (link)
  • Yadier Molina adds to his Gold Glove hardware collection (link)
  • What’s up with Seth Maness? (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Reds on Sunday (link)

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