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7/4/2015 | Martinez takes baton in Cards' reliable rotation

No run support, no problem. That has been the mantra this week for the Cardinals' starting pitchers, who have improved on their already gaudy numbers during a stretch of offensive weakness that continued in a 2-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium on Saturday.


7/4/2015 | Matheny's shakeup pays off with Pham at top

Outfielder Tommy Pham, summoned from Triple-A on Friday as part of the Cardinals' quest for offense, slid into the top spot of the order, where he doubled and scored the tying run in the sixth and then came home as the winning run in the Cardinals' 2-1 final-at-bat win over the Padres on Saturday.


7/4/2015 | Padres, Cards vie for finale behind Kennedy, Lynn

The Padres will try to put the finishing touches on a successful start to their 10-game road trip, while the Major League-best Cardinals aim to forge a series split when the two teams close out a four-game series at Busch Stadium on Sunday.


7/4/2015 | Pham fuels Cards' skid-busting win vs. Padres

The Cardinals' offense didn't exactly break out on Saturday, but it did enough to snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Padres in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium.


7/4/2015 | Cards expect Jaime to start in twin bill vs. Cubs

Lefty Jaime Garcia returned to the mound on Saturday to throw his bullpen session, a necessary step before the Cardinals clear him to start in one of Tuesday's doubleheader games.


7/4/2015 | Cards recall Navy vet Harris, option G. Garcia

The Cardinals added an extra arm to the bullpen on Saturday, summoning reliever Mitch Harris from Triple-A and clearing a roster spot for him by optioning infielder Greg Garcia to Memphis.


7/4/2015 | Cards struggling to cash in on chances

The Cardinals have one hit in their last 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position and have scored six runs over their last four games.


7/4/2015 | Rosenthal sees scoreless streak end

Trevor Rosenthal on Friday allowed a tie-breaking RBI single that sent the Cardinals to their fourth straight defeat. The run allowed also halted his 23 2/3-inning scoreless streak, which dated back to May 5.


7/3/2015 | Despaigne, Martinez get Independence Day nods

The Cardinals and Padres commemorate Independence Day at Busch Stadium with an afternoon game pitting St. Louis, the team with baseball's best record, against a San Diego squad still searching for its footing before the All-Star break.


7/3/2015 | Padres hand Cardinals fourth straight loss

Jedd Gyorko delivered a game-tying home run and the game-winning single to send San Diego to a 2-1 win over St. Louis in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has now lost four straight, its longest losing streak of the season.


7/3/2015 | Cooney sent down but could return soon

The Cardinals optioned Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis on Friday but haven't ruled out the possibility of bringing him back next week to throw in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.


7/3/2015 | FBI concludes investigation on Astros breach

The FBI's investigation into an unauthorized entry into the Houston Astros' database has concluded, and federal investigators have recommended that at least one Cardinals employee be charged, CNN reported on Friday. The report did not identify that employee.


7/3/2015 | Cards call up Pham, boost outfield depth

Down to three true outfielders with Matt Holliday and Jon Jay on the DL, the Cardinals fortified their outfield depth on Friday by recalling Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis. Mike Matheny wasted no time getting Pham involved, starting him in center as the No. 8 hitter in the second of four games against the Padres.


7/3/2015 | Cards follow similar script in extending skid

In a season thus far highlighted by winning streaks, the 51-win Cardinals find themselves stuck in bit of an uncharacteristic rut. For the first time this year, the club has dropped three straight home games, the most recent a 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Padres on Thursday.


7/3/2015 | Carpenter shows signs of returning to form

Matt Carpenter does not need to work longer hours, his manager insists. In fact, Mike Matheny recently threatened -- jokingly, of course -- to fine Carpenter for every minute early he showed up to the ballpark.


7/2/2015 | Wacha eyes 11th win in faceoff with Cashner

Michael Wacha will face the Padres for the first time in his career in a matchup of starting pitchers with nearly opposite records when the Cardinals host San Diego in the second of a four-game series.


7/2/2015 | Cards employee dismissed for Astros data breach

Scouting director Chris Correa, a member of the Cardinals' front office since 2009, was dismissed by the organization on Wednesday after he admitted to accessing the Astros' database without authorization. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the firing, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday afternoon.


7/2/2015 | Cards miss chances to alter course of game

The Cardinals had no shortage of run-scoring opportunities on Wednesday, but they lacked the timely hit for a second straight day against a White Sox pitching staff that arrived in town with the American League's second-highest ERA (4.18).


7/2/2015 | Rain delays getting 'old' for Cardinals

Ponchos and umbrellas became a common sight at Busch Stadium during the wettest June and second-wettest month the city has ever seen, and the trend washed into July as the Cardinals dropped a thrice rain-delayed 7-1 decision to the White Sox on a Wednesday night that dragged into Thursday morning.


7/1/2015 | Cards' Garcia targeting Tuesday for next start

Jaime Garcia is unlikely to pitch in the team's upcoming series against the Padres, but the Cardinals remain optimistic that a left groin strain that has bugged the lefty for the last week won't necessitate a move to the disabled list.


7/1/2015 | Ailing wrist sidelines Jay; DL stint possible

With continued discomfort around his left wrist, Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was held out of batting practice on Wednesday and is facing the possibility of returning to the disabled list with an injury that has been nagging him all year.


7/1/2015 | Padres, Cards set to begin four-game series

Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57 ERA), who is coming off a 4-2 win against Arizona where he pitched six innings, allowing two hits and two runs, will face the Cardinals in St. Louis on Thursday. Jaime Garcia is still suffering from a left groin strain, so left-hander Tim Cooney will come up from Triple-A Memphis to make the start.