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7/9/2014 | Kelly cleared, will start Friday vs. Brewers

Joe Kelly rejoined the Cardinals on Wednesday and made it official that he will come off the DL on Friday to start the opener in Milwaukee. It will be his first start since April 16, when he was injured, not counting the three rehab outings he completed with Triple-A Memphis.

7/9/2014 | Rehab assignment next for pain-free Siegrist

Kevin Siegrist threw his third pain-free bullpen session at Busch Stadium on Wednesday and said afterward that he expects to join the Double-A Springfield club later this week to begin his rehab assignment.

7/9/2014 | Filling in for Cole, Cumpton faces Lynn

Brandon Cumpton went to the Minors when Gerrit Cole came off the DL, but with Cole back on the shelf, Cumpton will try to steer the Bucs away from a third straight loss when he opposes Lance Lynn and the Cardinals on Wednesday.

7/9/2014 | Martinez proving to be a fast learner

Carlos Martinez, who made one spot start in the Majors prior to this season, threw a career-high six innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs on nine hits in an eventual 5-4 win over the Pirates..

7/8/2014 | Wong delivers Cards' second straight walk-off win

Kolten Wong's blast over the right-field fence with two outs in the ninth inning on Tuesday night gave the Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Pirates. Wong's heroics came a night after Matt Adams sent the Cardinals to a walk-off victory with a two-run homer over that same right-field fence.

7/8/2014 | Garcia to undergo season-ending surgery on Friday

As anticipated, Jaime Garcia will undergo surgery to address symptoms associated with thoracic outlet syndrome. The procedure will be performed on Friday; estimated recovery time is three to four months.

7/8/2014 | Taveras, Polanco on different paths early

The Major League arrivals of Oscar Taveras and Gregory Polanco this season rivaled each other, with eyes locked in on every at-bat. Yet each has taken a different route since their much-anticipated first days in a big league lineup.

7/8/2014 | Rumors about Peavy to Cards pick up steam

The Jake Peavy-to-St. Louis rumors picked up steam on Tuesday, perhaps more than the actual negotiations did.

7/8/2014 | A's, Cards generating September-like excitement

There are no must-win games in July. It's still too early in the schedule to look ahead to postseason previews. But based on the excitement in St. Louis and Oakland last night, we are in for a treat when the really big series do arrive later this summer.

7/8/2014 | Worley, Martinez continue Bucs-Redbirds rivalry

Following their shutout, walk-off loss on Monday, the Pirates will look to even the series on Tuesday behind right-hander Vance Worley. Carlos Martinez will get the call for the Cardinals.

7/8/2014 | After scoreless duel, Cards walk off with win

Matt Adams sent the second pitch he saw in the bottom of the ninth inning of a scoreless game on Monday night 398 feet over the right-field fence, one of only three hits for the team, lifting the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Pirates to begin a four-game series at Busch Stadium.

7/7/2014 | Wacha not yet ready to begin throwing

An MRI of Michael Wacha's right shoulder on Monday showed healing, though not enough for the Cardinals to clear him to begin a throwing program.

7/7/2014 | Kelly could return sooner than anticipated

Though the Cardinals initially announced plans to delay Joe Kelly's return until after the All-Star break, Mike Matheny said on Monday that the club is leaning toward having him start in Milwaukee on Friday.

7/7/2014 | Gonzales optioned to Memphis; Lyons recalled

Marco Gonzales' first stint in the Majors came to an end on Monday, when the Cardinals optioned him to Triple-A to add depth to a bullpen in need of bolstering. To fill Gonzales' spot on the roster, the Cardinals recalled Tyler Lyons from Triple-A.

7/7/2014 | Jones, Kaminsky are Pipeline Prospects of the Week

Throughout the season, the staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. This week, the hitter is Pirates prospect JaCoby Jones and Cardinals prospect Rob Kaminsky

7/6/2014 | Will Wainwright start ASG? Matheny to decide

With the National League All-Star Game roster announced, manager Mike Matheny now gets to choose who will start the game on the mound for his team. Matheny has several worthy candidates, including one in his own clubhouse. That would be Adam Wainwright, a three-time All-Star who is the National League's ERA leader.

7/6/2014 | Waino, Molina, Carp, Neshek named All-Stars

Mike Matheny went around the room Sunday, announcing that, as the winner of the fan vote for the fourth time in his career, Yadier Molina would be the NL's starting catcher. He congratulated Adam Wainwright on being named to the team through the player/manager vote, and notified Matt Carpenter that he would be going to the All-Star Game for a second straight year. Matheny was most exited, however, about notifying Pat Neshek, non-roster invitee turned setup man, who at 33 years old is now a first-time All-Star.

7/6/2014 | Cards' bats don't perk up until late in loss to Fish

Early on, the hits were few and far between for the Cardinals, and dodging the Marlins' threats could only be sustained for so long. The latter eventually gave way Sunday as the Marlins broke through for a surplus of runs that were far too many for a slumping Cards offense to match, even when the ball began to find holes later on.

7/6/2014 | Matheny shows faith in closer Rosenthal

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had no interest in entertaining the idea of using Trevor Rosenthal in any other role but to finish games. After two straight days of difficult ninth innings -- the second of which ended in Rosenthal's fourth blown save this season -- Matheny noted that two days do not warrant such discussion.

7/6/2014 | Shoulder injury lingers, but Wong back from DL

Kolten Wong battled to play through a shoulder injury for more than a week in June, and it appears that battle could linger the remainder of the season. The good news for Wong, who was activated from the disabled list on Sunday, is that the shoulder has improved enough to allow him to produce and return to the field.

7/5/2014 | Wainwright meets Morton in opener of Central clash

The Cardinals and Pirates will open an important midseason series on Monday night, with both teams looking to gain some separation from the middle of the pack in the National League Central.

7/5/2014 | Holliday exits early with knee injury

Left fielder Matt Holliday exited early on Saturday, being replaced when the Cardinals went to the field in the eighth inning.

7/5/2014 | Marlins start record-setting Alvarez vs. Cards rookie

The Marlins have a chance to make team history with Henderson Alvarez's start Sunday. Miami has won each of Alvarez's last nine starts, which matches Chris Hammond's club record set in the club's inaugural season of 1993. Alvarez and the Marlins will hope to continue that trend and win this weekend's series against the Cardinals, who will turn to rookie Marco Gonzales.

7/5/2014 | Cards power up, but Rosenthal can't finish Fish

There was no sequel to be had Saturday for Trevor Rosenthal's great escape. Not 24 hours after Rosenthal left the bases loaded Friday in a one-run game with a double play off the bat of Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee, the battle tilted the other way. McGehee singled to even the score before the Marlins got a go-ahead single to secure a 6-5 comeback win over the Cardinals in front of 45,445 at Busch Stadium.

7/5/2014 | Garcia to have season-ending surgery for nerve issue

Jaime Garcia, out with what was considered a shoulder problem, admitted Saturday he is dealing with nerve issues and was strongly considering surgery. That was news to Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, who after learning of Garcia's comments, held an impromptu session with reporters shortly before first pitch to announce that the lefty would meet with Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Monday as a precursor to season-ending surgery.

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