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24-21, 3rd in NL Cent

Reyes among top 10 league prospects

RHP Alex Reyes made his first 2016 appearance on Sunday for Triple-A Memphis and took out eight batters in four innings. Keith Law projects that Reyes might make his major league debut later this year. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)

Ludwick to rep Cardinals at draft

Former Cardinals OF Ryan Ludwick will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Ludwick spent four of his 12 years in the majors with St. Louis and was named to the NL All-Star team in 2008.

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Cardinals keep coming through in a pinch

Matt Adams' pinch-hit home run against the Cubs on Monday night was the Cardinals' 9th pinch-hit HR this year, most in MLB. The last time St. Louis had that many in a single season was 2000, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Stats & Info

Monday's longest home runs

Albert Pujols hit his 569th career home run in style, as the blast traveled 439 feet to lead the way among Monday homers.

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Randal Grichuk talks about his first career walk-off home run (0:52)
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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Randal Grichuk talks about his first career walk-off home run, in a pretty big game, too, to keep the Cardinals in the hunt:

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Cardinals stun Cubs with Grichuk walk-off HR (1:18)
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Grichuk the hero with walk-off home run (0:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs suddenly don't look so all-time super after the Cardinals tied it in the seventh and won Randal Grichuk's walk-off home run. The Cubs have gone 4-8 in their past 12 games, hitting .222 in that span, and have dropped from a 130-win pace to a mere 109-win pace.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is not really a strikeout pitcher any longer, unless he's facing the Cardinals. He struck out 11 the last time he was at Busch Stadium, on April 18, one of only two double-digit strikeout games for him this season. He could top that Monday night, as he has seven strikeouts through five innings and he has only needed 59 pitches to get there.

Lineup: Cardinals (23-21) vs. Cubs (29-13)

  • 1. Matt Carpenter, 3B (L)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Matt Holliday, LF (R)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Brandon Moss, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 7. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 8. Kolten Wong, 2B (L)
  • 9. Adam Wainwright, P (R)
  • Daily notes

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Even as Aledmys Diaz cements himself in the Cardinals' lineup as the shortstop and No. 2 hitter, Jhonny Peralta is steadily working his way back from a torn thumb ligament. He was back in Class-A Peoria to resume his minor-league rehabilitation effort Monday. Manager Mike Matheny said he doesn't know how long Peralta will stay there, but it's fair to say the Cardinals are confident they'll get him back in as little as 10 days to two weeks. When he does return, the Cardinals will look to find a new position for Diaz, who is batting .352.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Randal Grichuk, who recently shaved his beard and cut his long locks, discussed his recent scare with a back injury:

Cardinals see small rise in rankings

Led by its offense, which leads the NL in runs and ranks second in homers, St. Louis is up a spot and into the top 10 of our rankings. Week 7 Power Rankings

Home not helping the Cards this year

St. Louis dropped to 12-13 at Busch Stadium this season with Sunday's 7-2 loss to visiting Arizona. The Cardinals tied for the best mark in the NL at 55-26 at home in 2015, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Cardinals looking to gain ground on Cubs (1:23)
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Greinke shuts down Cardinals to lead Diamondbacks (0:32)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2472nd
Batting Average.2686th
On Base Percentage.3424th
Slugging Percentage.4622nd
Earned Run Average3.9916th
Quality Starts2214th
WHIP1.2713th
BAA.24712th

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