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2016 Schedule
83-76, 2nd in NL Cent

Lineup: Cardinals (83-76) vs. Pirates (78-80)

  • 1. Matt Carpenter, 1B (L)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Jhonny Peralta, 3B (R)
  • 6. Brandon Moss, LF (L)
  • 7. Jedd Gyorko, 2B (R)
  • 8. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 9. Carlos Martinez RHP
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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Wacha will start Saturday's game for the Cardinals, but manager Mike Matheny said it will be "all hands on deck." Mike Leake will be available to pitch.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are activating Matt Holliday so he can have his moment with the fans this weekend. GM John Mozeliak announced the team will not pick up his 2017 option.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are down with the #PonLeAcento campaign. Aledmys Diaz, Jhonny Peralta and Alexandra Noboa, the team translator, are pictured.

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Cardinals trail the Giants by one game for the second NL wild-card spot (the Cardinals hold the tiebreaker so they would host a tiebreaker game Monday if the teams finish tied for the second wild-card spot). What's at stake this weekend

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Thursday's five longest homers

The Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko heads Thursday's list with a nearly 450-foot shot, the longest of his career at Busch Stadium.

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Wild finish in St. Louis might impact Giants

The Cardinals' controversial walk-off victory on Thursday night allowed them to remain a game behind the Giants for the National League's final wild card spot. Standings

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16hMark Saxon

Cardinals in receiving mood after gift win

The Cardinals' win against the Reds on a controversial call has brought St. Louis back from the brink of postseason elimination.

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Umpires refuse to come back out in St. Louis (1:00)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets and Cardinals fans need not worry. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said his club plans on playing the Giants hard this weekend with playoff implications present. At question, though, would be how long starters Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill are extended in their outings.

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Cardinals win controversial game after umps leave (1:07)
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19hMark Saxon

Controversial ending allows Cards walk-off win

The Reds' challenge of Yadier Molina's ninth-inning double was deemed too late by crew chief Bill Miller, allowing the Cardinals to prevail 4-3 in a pivotal National League game Thursday night.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Yadier Molina said about the crazy final play of Thursday night's 4-3 Cardinals win.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Crazy ending in St. Louis. With Matt Carpenter on first base, Yadier Molina hits what appeared to be a ground-rule double, but Carpenter beats the throw home. By the time Reds manager Bryan Price decides to protest -- was he asleep? -- the umpires have left the field and the game is over. Terrible, terrible job there by Price.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Yadier Molina came up with a two-out double in the ninth inning to drive in Matt Carpenter from first base to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. That kept the Cardinals postseason hopes alive. They trail the Giants by a half-game for the second wild card pending tonight's game in San Francisco.

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Molina's brother on the call for his home run (0:15)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Attendance continues to slump at the end of the season for the Cardinals, not surprising since they are 34-43 at home.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7585th
Batting Average.25419th
On Base Percentage.32411th
Slugging Percentage.4414th
Earned Run Average4.1114th
Quality Starts819th
WHIP1.3213th
BAA.25918th

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