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5/20/2015 | Cards' offense 'clicking on all cylinders'

After laboring to score one run over 14 innings in the series opener against the Mets, the Cardinals put together two of their biggest offensive performances of the season to ensure at least a series split.


5/20/2015 | Tough month in the past, Martinez settles in

After navigating through various turns of the learning curve during his first three starts this month, Carlos Martinez settled himself considerably in Wednesday's win over the Mets.


5/20/2015 | Garcia makes 2015 debut against deGrom, Mets

Lefty Jaime Garcia will make his 2015 debut on Thursday as the Cardinals close out a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Right-hander Jacob deGrom will make the start for New York.


5/20/2015 | Sizzling Cardinals shut out Mets

The Cardinals' offense continued to sizzle for a second straight night, smacking 14 hits to back Carlos Martinez in a 9-0 thumping of the Mets on Wednesday. New York starter Colon struggled for the third straight start, allowing 11 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over 4 1/3 innings.


5/20/2015 | Now healthy, Garcia ready to contribute

Eleven months and a day will have passed between Jaime Garcia's final outing in 2014 and his first this season, which is why the simple act of taking the mound in Thursday's series finale against the Mets will mark a notable accomplishment for the lefty.


5/20/2015 | Tuivailala adds cutter-like pitch to repertoire

The Cardinals prompted Sam Tuivailala to debut a new pitch -- akin to a cutter -- in his one-inning relief appearance on Tuesday. It was a pitch Tuivailala experimented with occasionally in Spring Training, but one that he had never thrown in a game at any level.


5/20/2015 | Another night, another win for Wacha

With seven strong innings in Tuesday's win over the Mets, Michael Wacha improved to 6-0 on the season, joining Bartolo Colon and Felix Hernandez as the Majors' only six-game winners.


5/20/2015 | Choate reaches first base for the first time

With an eight-run lead and little interest in using another position player, Mike Matheny sent Randy Choate to bat for himself in the eighth. Choate, whose last plate appearance came in 2004, drew a walk and took his spot at first base, having never been there in his 15-year career.


5/20/2015 | What a difference a day makes for Grichuk

Two days, two very different nights for Randal Grichuk. Grichuk couldn't sleep after striking out five times in Monday's loss. On Tuesday he made contact in all five of his at-bats and clobbered three extra-base hits in St. Louis' win over the Mets.


5/19/2015 | Martinez takes on Colon as Cards-Mets continues

Carlos Martinez opposes Bartolo Colon in the third game of the four-game series between the Cardinals and Mets on Wednesday.


5/19/2015 | Cards go on the offensive in rout of Mets

The Cardinals exploded for 10 runs over the first six innings of their 10-2 win over the Mets, producing one of their best offensive outputs of the season. It was a tough night for New York starter Jon Niese, who allowed eight runs on 11 hits.


5/19/2015 | Siegrist rediscovering some velocity

Having mastered the mechanics he introduced during the spring, lefty Kevin Siegrist has now slowly been rediscovering some of the velocity those alterations briefly cost him.


5/19/2015 | Lackey, Matheny have 'productive' talk

John Lackey and Mike Matheny had what Matheny described as a "productive conversation" on Tuesday, one day after Lackey expressed frustration at being pulled from his start after finishing seven innings on 76 pitches.


5/19/2015 | Furcal retires, thanks Royals for opportunity

Fourteen-year Major League veteran Rafael Furcal, who was most recently in the Royals' Minor League system, retired Tuesday.


5/19/2015 | Tuivailala can't find command in tough spot

If Cardinals reliever Sam Tuivailala is to return to Triple-A Memphis soon, the 22-year-old right-hander would like to leave behind a better impression than the one he offered in Monday's 2-1 loss in 14 innings to the Mets.


5/18/2015 | Lackey shows dominance in duel with Harvey

Right-hander John Lackey may have received a no-decision as the Cardinals dropped a 2-1 decision in 14 innings to the Mets, but he set up a come-from-behind chance with seven superb innings.


5/18/2015 | Matheny proud of former Cards pitcher Miller

Shelby Miller, who was dealt to Atlanta as part of a four-player trade last November, is one of several former Cardinals that manager Mike Matheny acknowledges keeping an eye on.


5/18/2015 | Cardinals continue to shuffle leadoff hitters

The consistency that Matt Carpenter provided atop the lineup in 2014 has recently been replaced by fluidity, with the Cardinals having used four different leadoff batters over the last four games alone.


5/18/2015 | Wacha aims to stay unbeaten in clash with Mets

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will look to stay unbeaten when he faces Jon Niese and the Mets in the second of a four-game series on Tuesday at Citi Field.


5/17/2015 | Wong big part of Cards' recent homer parade

Since the eighth inning of Tuesday's win over Cleveland, only one Cardinal has scored with the ball actually still in play.


5/17/2015 | Lynn gives Cards innings they sorely needed

Needing someone else to shoulder the innings that have lately landed on the bullpen, the Cardinals squeezed all they could from starter Lance Lynn on Sunday. Lynn responded not only with a deep start but with a performance that set the club up to steal a 2-1 win before the Tigers left town.


5/17/2015 | Lynn, Wong lead Cards to win over Tigers

Behind a tie-breaking, sixth-inning homer from Kolten Wong, the Cardinals nabbed a 2-1 win over the Tigers at Busch Stadium on Sunday night to avoid being swept for the first time this season. Cards starter Lance Lynn earned the win, while Tigers starter Alfredo Simon took the loss.


5/17/2015 | Harvey set to face NL Central-leading Cards

The Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with back-to-back wins against the Brewers over the weekend to stay atop the National League East. Now they host the NL Central-leading Cardinals in a four-game series that gets underway Monday at Citi Field.


5/17/2015 | Garcia set to return to Cards on Thursday

In a move that hints at the Cardinals' upcoming plans for lefty Jaime Garcia, the club announced on Sunday that it had optioned starter Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis and recalled right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala for his second stint in the Majors this season.


5/16/2015 | Baserunning miscues influential in Cards' loss

Though consistent in his petitions for aggressiveness on the bases, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny watched his club twice run themselves out of late-inning scoring opportunities by trying to snag an extra base, while also not taking the one they should have in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.




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