4/15/2014 | Cards wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day
For the sixth consecutive year, players and uniformed personnel for every Major League team playing on Tuesday swapped their chosen numbers to wear the one once donned by the man who broke baseball's color barrier. For one night, everyone was No. 42.
4/15/2014 | Kozma's progress apparent but future unclear
Though manager Mike Matheny was effusive with his praise of how Pete Kozma had improved and how professionally he handled two weeks of limited playing time while keeping Mark Ellis' roster spot warm, the 26-year-old shortstop heads to Triple-A with an uncertain future within the Cardinals' organization.
4/15/2014 | Shelby makes himself at home at Miller Park
Shelby Miller found his footing, Allen Craig showed continued signs of rediscovering his swing, and Mark Ellis got himself back onto the field as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 6-1, on Tuesday night.
4/15/2014 | Cards recall Ellis as veteran bench presence
Following a Triple-A rehab assignment, Mark Ellis found himself thrust into the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night. Moving forward, however, he will find himself adapting to a part-time role that he has never before held.
4/15/2014 | Upstart Brewers meet Cardinals at the top
It may be that the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers are considerably better than many people thought. But the Brewers' problem is that the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals could be every bit as good as many people thought.
4/14/2014 | Brewers aim to push back in finale vs. Cards
The Brewers will face more stingy pitching on Wednesday when Joe Kelly makes the start against Wily Peralta in the teams' series finale, with the Cardinals hoping for their first sweep this year.
4/14/2014 | Brewers hit wall vs. Lynn as Cards hit over it
The Cardinals ended the Brewers' winning streak at nine games on Monday night, sending Milwaukee to a 4-0 loss behind two home runs and Lance Lynn's best start to date in 2014.
4/14/2014 | St. Louis aims to gain ground behind Miller
Their nine-game win streak halted by the Cardinals on Monday, the Brewers will look to even the series and pad their early National League Central lead in the second game of a three-game series Tuesday night at Miller Park. Shelby Miller will face Marco Estrada
4/14/2014 | Carpenter ejected for arguing strike three
Matt Carpenter's night ended earlier than expected on Monday, as the third baseman was ejected in the fifth inning of a 4-0 Cardinals win for arguing a called third strike with home-plate umpire Bob Davidson.
4/14/2014 | Cruz gets break from rest to fill in for Molina
Tony Cruz's role -- to back up the catcher with the most starts since 2005 -- is largely a thankless one. The Cardinals, in essence, hope he sees minimal time on the field, as that's an indication of starter Yadier Molina's status.
4/14/2014 | Rosenthal not citing velocity as problematic
Plenty of early-season attention has been paid to Trevor Rosenthal's fastball velocity, which has been a down a tick from his average velocity posted over his first two seasons. However, the Cardinals hardly seemed ready to jump to conclusions after a sample size of six games.
4/14/2014 | Ellis on track for quick return to Cardinals
The Cardinals received a positive report from Mark Ellis after he played five innings at second base for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. He was scheduled to play again for Memphis on Monday, but that game ended up being postponed because of rain.
4/13/2014 | Robinson's legacy important to Cardinals
The Cardinals will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The significance of the day is not lost on the team's players.
4/13/2014 | With limited playing time, Jay hoping to stay hot
Jon Jay hopes he can build on Saturday's performance in the Cardinals' 10-4 win over the Cubs. Jay, whose playing time has been cut so far in 2014 with the arrival of Peter Bourjos, was 1-for-4 at the plate, but his two-run single with the bases loaded in the fourth helped break the game open.
4/13/2014 | Wacha sends bobblehead package home to family
Michael Wacha is sending a special package back home with his parents who are visiting him this weekend, a box full of Wacha bobbleheads.
4/13/2014 | Streaking Brewers take on visiting Cardinals in opener
The Brewers, winners of nine straight, have a chance to prove their hot start signifies they are a legitimate threat in the National League Central when they host the defending NL champion Cardinals on Monday at Miller Park.
4/13/2014 | Carpenter drives in three to lift Cardinals over Cubs
Matt Carpenter drove in three and scored a run as the Cardinals took the game and the series with a 6-4 win against the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
4/12/2014 | Cubs, Cards square off with series win at stake
On Sunday, the Cubs and Cardinals play for the series in the finale at Busch Stadium. So far, Chicago edged St. Louis 6-3 in 11 innings on Friday, and Matt Adams helped power a 13-hit attack in a 10-4 Cardinals victory on Saturday.
4/12/2014 | Cards tack on runs to back Wainwright vs. Cubs
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright enjoyed a luxury he had not yet seen in 2014 as he faced the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Saturday -- run support. The Cardinals bats scored early and often, knocking out Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva after three-plus innings, evening the series with a 10-4 rout.
4/12/2014 | Cubs prevent a run as challenged call overturned
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a call at first base that was overturned in the third inning on Saturday and prevented a St. Louis run from scoring.
4/12/2014 | Mired in slump, Peralta gets break from lineup
Stuck in a prolonged slump to begin his Cardinal career, Jhonny Peralta was out of the Saturday's lineup against the Cubs. Daniel Descalso started at short, batting eighth.
4/12/2014 | Cardinals give GM Mozeliak two-year extension
The Cardinals and senior vice president and general manager John Mozeliak have agreed upon a two-year contract extension through 2018.
4/12/2014 | Rivals Cubs, Cardinals set to face off again Saturday
The Cardinals will trot out Adam Wainwright on Saturday against the visiting Cubs, who will start swingman Carlos Villanueva in the second game of the three-game series.
4/11/2014 | Call upheld after Cubs challenge in ninth
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Cardinals' Allen Craig was hit by a pitch by Jose Veras in the ninth, and the call was upheld.
4/11/2014 | Cards fall in 11th after ninth-inning rally forces extras
Joe Kelly mastered the Cubs' lineup through six-plus strong innings, but it wasn't enough as the Cubs tacked on late runs and the Cardinals' own offensive woes continued for a second consecutive game in a 3-2 loss on Friday night.
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