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9/22/2014 | Experience favors Cardinals for World Series return

Having clinched a postseason berth for the fourth straight season, the Cardinals are looking to return to the Fall Classic for the third time during that stretch. Here are five reasons they could go all the way.

9/20/2014 | With Adams out, Molina makes rare start at first

With Matt Adams sidelined by illness and Tony Cruz boasting solid career numbers against Reds starter Mike Leake, manager Mike Matheny saw an opportunity to unplug veteran catcher Yadier Molina from behind the plate without sacrificing his bat from the lineup on Saturday.

9/20/2014 | Carpenter, Adams out of lineup with stomach bug

Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter spent the afternoon quarantined in Busch Stadium after both woke up with a stomach illness, which manager Mike Matheny said has been making its way around the clubhouse.

9/20/2014 | Cards can clinch postseason berth with win over Reds

With their magic number to clinch a postseason berth at one, a Cardinals win would punch their ticket to October. Lance Lynn will try to lock the victory and sweep down against Alfredo Simon and the Reds on Sunday night in St. Louis.

9/20/2014 | Cards inch closer to postseason behind three homers

With a show of power unseen at home this season and a good-enough return from Michael Wacha, the Cardinals put themselves on the cusp of ensuring at least game No. 163. An 8-4 victory over the Reds in front of a home sellout crowd on Saturday reduced the Cardinals' magic number for a postseason berth to one.

9/20/2014 | Matheny aggressive deploying 'pen in ninth inning

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny not only had two relievers up and throwing as closer Trevor Rosenthal entered the game on Friday, but also went to both in helping him get through the final inning.

9/20/2014 | Jay twice robs Ludwick of extra bases

Jon Jay added another two highlight catches to his growing list of defensive gems this season and seemingly saved what finished as a 2-1 win for the Cardinals in their series opener against the Reds on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

9/20/2014 | On verge of playoff berth, Cardinals start Wacha

The Cardinals' magic number to clinch a playoff berth is two, and on Saturday at Busch Stadium they will start Michael Wacha against Mike Leake and the Reds.

9/19/2014 | Lackey puts Cards close to postseason berth

With his best start as a Cardinal, John Lackey pitched the Cards closer to a postseason berth with a 2-1 win over the Reds on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

9/19/2014 | Cozart out at second as Reds lose challenge

Reds manager Bryan Price lost a challenge on Friday as his team played the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

9/19/2014 | Matheny not a fan of players sliding headfirst

While there was plenty of jubilation with the result of Matt Holliday's timely headfirst slide into first base on Thursday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny offered a more candid assessment of that strategy when asked about it a day later.

9/19/2014 | Cards join Rams, Blues for television campaign

Cardinals players Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter and Jason Motte are among the St. Louis pro athletes and broadcasters featured in the "We Are #TeamSTL" television campaign that FOX Sports Midwest launched on Friday.

9/19/2014 | Ellis getting lost in Cardinals' crowded infield

Much as he's done in right field over the past three weeks, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has started a carousel of sorts at second base as he tries to maximize production from a roster that includes half a dozen players capable of handling the position.

9/19/2014 | Shin bruise shouldn't cost Miller a start

Shelby Miller said after the Cardinals' 3-2, extra-inning win over the Brewers on Thursday that he does not expect a bruised right shin to affect his preparation for his next start, which is scheduled to come Tuesday in Chicago.

9/19/2014 | Walk-off in 13th keeps Cards 2 1/2 games up

Tony Cruz hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Cards defeated the Brewers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis maintained its 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central with the victory.

9/18/2014 | Holliday safe at first as Cards win challenge

In one of their biggest replay reversals to date, the Cardinals leaned on an overturned call in order to extend the eighth inning of Thursday's game long enough to finish erasing a two-run deficit. The Cardinals would eventually finish the comeback with a game-winning hit in the 13th to send the Brewers to a 3-2 defeat.

9/18/2014 | Cards coach Bell to manage in Dominican Winter League

After years of expressing interest in coaching in the Dominican Winter League, Cardinals assistant hitting coach David Bell found a fit as the 2014 manager for the Leones del Escogido club, which plays its home games in the capitol of Santo Domingo and is run by general manager Moises Alou.

9/17/2014 | Cardinals' 21 shutouts most since 1968 club

Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals' staff earned a feather in its cap on Wednesday night when, with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers, it secured the club's 21st shutout of 2014. It's the most by any Cardinals staff since the 1968 team.

9/17/2014 | Waino aiming for 21 wins after gem against Crew

Adam Wainwright kept his pursuit of a second career 20-win season alive with No. 19 in the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. And while 20 remains, as he described it, "a notch in the belt," Wainwright has his eyes on one better.

9/16/2014 | Motte named Cards' Clemente Award nominee

Reliever Jason Motte was announced on Tuesday as the Cardinals' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is given annually to one of the 30 club finalists "who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field."

9/16/2014 | Cards mulling rotation plan for Lackey, Wacha

The Cardinals' rotation plans for their weekend series against the Reds remain unclear, as the club plans to first see how Michael Wacha responds to throwing off the mound on Wednesday before making any firm announcement. While Wacha's status is unclear, so is John Lackey's next start date.

9/16/2014 | Fiers aiming to help Brewers gain in playoff race

Mike Fiers will make his first start since hitting Giancarlo Stanton in the face with a pitch as the Brewers try to make it two in a row over Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

9/16/2014 | Cards' lead in Central shrinks with extras loss

Lance Lynn was denied his 16th win after Trevor Rosenthal's blown save in the ninth, while Kevin Siegrist gave up the go-ahead single in the 12th in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night.

9/16/2014 | Cards' Minor Leaguer Medina suspended 50 games

St. Louis Cardinals Minor League pitcher Yeison Medina has been suspended 50 games without pay following a positive test for the stimulant heptaminol, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.

9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.

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