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2016 Schedule
68-60, 2nd in NL Cent

Lineup: Cardinals (68-60) vs. Athletics (56-73)

  • 1. Matt Carpenter, 1B (L)
  • 2. Jedd Gyorko, 2B (R)
  • 3. Brandon Moss, LF (L)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Jhonny Peralta, 3B (R)
  • 6. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 7. Greg Garcia, SS (L)
  • 8. Alberto Rosario, C (R)
  • 9. Jaime Garcia, LHP
  • Daily lineups

Stats & Info

Saturday's longest home runs

Jose Abreu is back to swinging a power bat this month (seven homers) as evidenced by his 440-foot blast on Saturday. Randal Grichuk has also been hot, as his 430-foot shot was his sixth since being recalled to the majors on Aug. 11.

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

How does Wainwright rank in pitching tools?

Adam Wainwright has struggled lately, but his cutter is still ranked on our list. How does it fare? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

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Gyorko's two-run shot puts Cards up early (0:20)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals announced that Alex Reyes will start Saturday's game against the Oakland A's. Mike Leake, who was scheduled to pitch, has been sick. Reyes has worked 9 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver discussed picking up his first major league win in his first start at Busch Stadium:

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Improving at home is high on the Cardinals' wish list for the coming weeks. They finally won their 30th home game with a 3-1 victory over the Oakland A's Friday night. Only two NL teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves, have worse records at their home stadiums than St. Louis (30-35). Rookie Luke Weaver picked up his first major-league win and Jedd Gyorko provided two of the Cardinals' runs with a first-inning home run, his 22nd of the season.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

With Michael Wacha knocked out of the rotation with a shoulder injury and Adam Wainwright struggling this month, the Cardinals have been in need of some good news for their not-very-good rotation. Luke Weaver gave them some with six strong innings against the light-hitting Oakland A's Friday night. Manager Mike Matheny said he thought Weaver was trying to be too perfect with his pitches in his first two major-league starts, but Weaver breezed through six innings against Oakland, allowing just four hits and striking out seven batters.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jedd Gyorko is the walking embodiment of the Cardinals' newfound power, which is sprinkled throughout the lineup. Gyorko, who was signed to be a utility infielder, has become an everyday player due to injuries and leads the National League with 15 home runs since the All-Star break. He took Ross Detwiler deep in the first inning with a man on base.The Cardinals have nine players with 10 or more home runs.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Wainwright seemed more visibly frustrated than usual in a 10-6 loss to the New York Mets Thursday night. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discussed Wainwright's demeanor and what he expects from his erstwhile ace going into the big games to come. Wainwright has a 4.67 ERA, the highest on the staff.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis following last night's game.

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AP Photo/Richard Carson
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Weekly Watch: Cards' Plans For Martinez

Buster Olney examines the importance of Carlos Martinez down the stretch for the Cardinals and if the team would have him start a wild-card game should the opportunity arise.

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Cardinals' offense keeping team afloat (1:14)
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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Wainwright was still outwardly upset hours after his rough outing in a 10-6 loss to the New York Mets Thursday night. "It's a tough year for me," he said. "Just another game we lose that I start and the offense scored some runs. It's frustrating. I don't know what more to say."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6374th
Batting Average.25813th
On Base Percentage.3296th
Slugging Percentage.4494th
Earned Run Average3.9910th
Quality Starts67Tied-10th
WHIP1.2810th
BAA.25311th

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