July 21: Cardinals @ White Sox

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Records: Cardinals (58-34, +4.0 in NL Central), White Sox (42-48, -12.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Matt Holliday (DH), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Matt Carpenter (3B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Stephen Piscotty (LF)

White Sox lineup: Adam Eaton (CF), Tyler Saladino (3B), Jose Abreu (1B), Melky Cabrera (LF), Avisail Garcia (RF), Adam LaRoche (DH), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Geovany Soto (C), Carlos Sanchez (2B)

Transactions: The Cardinals have purchased the contract of OF/1B Stephen Piscotty. INF Ty Kelly has been designated for assignment. Outfielder Tommy Pham has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Cardinals call up top prospect Stephen Piscotty as they search for an offensive spark (link)
  •  Inbox: Your Qs, my As (link)

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July 8: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (54-30, +4.5 in NL Central), Cubs (46-37, -7.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

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

Cardinals: Tommy Pham (CF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (3B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Dan Johnson (1B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Cubs: TBA

Transactions: The Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons and RHP Marcus Hatley to Triple-A Memphis. The club purchased the contract of 1B Dan Johnson

Reading material:

  • As of Wednesday morning, Carlos Martinez was in third place in a tight Final Vote race (link)
  • The Cardinals are offering incentives (including autographs, free tickets) to those who #VoteTsunami (link)
  • Cardinals frustrated with seventh-inning call, which couldn’t be reviewed with replay (link)
  • Kolten Wong is dealing with a concussion after hitting his hard making a defensive play in Game 1 (link)
  • Cards bring up Dan Johnson, send down Marcus Hatley after Tuesday’s game (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss in Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s series finale in Chicago (link)

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July 7: Cardinals @ Cubs (Game 2)

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Records: Cardinals (54-29, +5.5 in NL Central), Cubs (45-37, -8.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (3B), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Tim Cooney (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Chris Denorfia (LF), Starlin Castro (SS), Taylor Teagarden (C), Dallas Beeler (RHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Cards drop Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, 7-4, to the Cubs (link)
  • Kolten Wong exits Game 1 with a head injury but passed concussion tests afterward (link)

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July 7: Cardinals @ Cubs (Game 1)

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Records: Cardinals (54-28, +6.0 in NL Central), Cubs (44-37, -9.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 12:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Mark Reynolds (3B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Tony Cruz (C), Tyler Lyons (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Chris Denorfia (LF), Starlin Castro (SS), Miguel Montero (C), Jake Arrieta (RHP), Jonathan Herrera (2B)

Transactions: Tyler Lyons was added to the Cardinals’ roster as the 26th man for the doubleheader

Reading material:

  • Carlos Martinez is named one of five Final Vote candidates. You can vote him into the All-Star Game at mlb.com/vote until 3 pm CT on Friday (link)
  • Molina, Rosenthal and Wacha named to the National League All-Star team (link)
  • Kolten Wong’s latest defensive play becomes a game changer (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-0 win on Monday (link)
  • Quick hitter with several news items, including more on Marco Gonzales’ return, a Futures Game replacement and injury updates (link)
  • Preview for Tuesday’s doubleheader at Wrigley Field (link)

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July 6: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (53-28, +6.0 in NL Central), Cubs (44-36, -8.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 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), Mark Reynolds (1B), Randal Grichuk (LF), John Lackey (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Chris Coghlan (LF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Miguel Montero (C), Starlin Castro (SS), Jorge Soler (RF), Dexter (CF), Jon Lester (LHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jhonny Peralta, Matt Holliday are fan-elected All-Star starters for the first time in their careers (link)
  • Tommy Pham, Lance Lynn team up to provide all the necessary offense in Sunday’s win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-1 win over the Padres on Sunday (link)
  • Kolten Wong saves a run with one of the best catches by anyone this year (link)
  • Jaime Garcia lands back on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain (link)
  • Preview for Monday’s series opener against the Cubs (link)

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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

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

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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