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Matt Holliday expects to be fully recovered from the flu by Wednesday's first postseason workout.

Holliday has been battling flu-like symptoms for over a week and was removed from Sunday's starting lineup in Arizona after the Cardinals clinched the National League Central via a Pirates loss. St. Louis doesn't begin NLDS play until Friday, so the veteran outfielder has ample time to get himself right.
Sep 29 - 9:12 AM

Carlos Martinez came in for the save Sunday, closing out the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks as they secured the National League Central title.

The Cardinals technically won the division when the Pirates lost to the Reds, but they won their game just for good measure. The Cards used a bevy of relievers in the game, with Martinez getting the final two outs to earn his first save of the year. The electric 23-year-old finished the season with a 4.03 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings. The Cardinals will meet the Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday for the start of their series.
Sep 28 - 8:36 PM

Pete Kozma doubled and scored the lone run in the Cardinals' win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The Cardinals managed just three hits on the day they clinched the National League Central, but Kozma's double in the sixth inning preceded a Kolten Wong RBI groundout. The infielder batted .304/.385/.435 in 14 games with the Cardinals this year.
Sep 28 - 8:31 PM

With the National League Central Division title already clinched, the Cardinals have pulled Adam Wainwright from his scheduled start against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The Cardinals ace will undoubtedly be on the hill for the first game of the National League Division Series. He concludes a tremendous regular season with a 20-9 record, 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio over 227 innings of work in 32 starts.
Sep 28 - 4:04 PM

Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Holliday exited Saturday's contest due to the flu, but he's not going to let it keep him from playing Sunday as the Cards try to lock down the National League Central. The hulking slugger is batting .308/.393/.589 with eight homers and 23 RBI over his last 29 games.
Sep 28 - 1:15 PM

Lance Lynn allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Diamondbacks.

Lynn gave up both runs in the bottom of the first inning on back-to-back solo homers by David Peralta and Mark Trumbo. He settled in after that, but the St. Louis offense was again stagnant and the big right-hander was left with a no-decision. The National League Central will be decided on the final day of the regular season.
Sep 27 - 11:11 PM

Matt Holliday exited Saturday's game versus the Diamondbacks with flu-like symptoms.

Holliday was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout before leaving the game. Peter Bourjos replaced him in the outfield. Holliday will presumably sit out of Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale, but he should be fully recovered by the playoffs.
Sep 27 - 10:21 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Cardinals past the Diamondbacks 7-6 in 10 innings on Friday.

Peralta drove in pinch-runner Daniel Descalso to provide the go-ahead run in the 10th. He's up to 74 RBI for the season. The Cardinals held on to the one-game lead over Pittsburgh with two games remaining.
Sep 27 - 2:24 AM

Michael Wacha surrendered two runs in five-plus innings Friday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

Wacha was going all out tonight to make his case for a postseason rotation spot. The end result left the Cardinals with no easy decision, as he was neither sufficiently impressive to lock up a job or disappointing enough to pitch himself out of the mix. As strong as Wacha was last October, it'd be hard not to include him. Still, this isn't the Wacha of 2013 that the Cardinals are dealing with.
Sep 27 - 2:21 AM

Jon Jay has rejoined the Cardinals and is in Friday's lineup.

Jay was away from the club for one game while attending to a personal matter. The outfielder is sporting a .302/.373/.379 batting line with three homers and 45 RBI over 138 games this season.
Sep 26 - 5:41 PM

John Lackey allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Those two runs crossed the plate on a triple by Cubs starter Jake Arrieta in bottom of the fourth inning. Lackey was otherwise pretty effective, striking out eight batters over his six-plus frames. He should be a member of the Cardinals' postseason rotation.
Sep 24 - 10:50 PM

Jon Jay is away from the Cardinals due to a personal matter.

Jay is out of the lineup for the Cardinals' series finale against the Cubs Wednesday. He is expected to be back with the team when they open up the final series of the season Friday in Arizona. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field Wednesday. Jay is hitting .302/.373/.379 on the season.
Sep 24 - 6:25 PM

Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run Tuesday, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI in a loss to the Cubs.

Holliday's two-run laser in the sixth inning tied the score and guaranteed him a ninth consecutive 20-homer season. That's remarkable consistency from the 34-year-old, who also reached the 90-RBI plateau in the loss. Holliday is hitting .276/.372/.447 with a handful of games left on the docket.
Sep 24 - 12:27 AM

Matt Carpenter reached base four times Tuesday, finishing 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in a loss to the Cubs.

Carpenter singled and scored a run in the sixth inning, his 97th run scored on the year. With three more runs he'll put together back-to-back 100-run seasons, an impressive feat for a player with marginal speed. The 28-year-old is hitting .271/.375/.376 atop the Cardinals' lineup.
Sep 24 - 12:16 AM

Shelby Miller got a quick hook Tuesday, allowing three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs.

It was an up-and-down start for the right-hander, who struck out eight but also gave up three runs before being pulled. Situation also played a part in his early exit -- with two runners on and Anthony Rizzo, who was already 2-for-2 on the night, up, Cards manager Mike Matheny opted for a left-hander in an important spot. The start was likely Miller's last of the season, leaving his probable final record at 10-9 with a 3.74 ERA. It remains to be seen if Miller will once again disappear when October rolls around.
Sep 24 - 12:09 AM


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