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2016 Schedule
13-14, 3rd in NL Cent

Lineup: Cardinals (13-14) vs. Phillies (16-11)

  • 1. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 2. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 3. Matt Holliday, LF (R)
  • 4. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 5. Yadier Molina, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jedd Gyorko, 2B (R)
  • 7. Ruben Tejada, 3B (R)
  • 8. Eric Fryer, C (R)
  • 9. Mike Leake, P (R)
  • Daily notes

Stats & Info

Howard feels at home against St. Louis

Ryan Howard's solo homer off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in Philadelphia's 1-0 win over St. Louis on Tuesday was just the latest time the slugger's victimized his hometown team.

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OTL: More steroid busts coming from MLB

MLB is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, which was common in the 1970s, a source told Outside the Lines.

Nola fans seven Cardinals (0:34)
Howard sends a homer into the Cardinals' bullpen (0:25)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Adams has hit his way back into the Cardinals' lineup. In the Cardinals' first 13 games, Adams batted .200 with a .588 OPS. In the 13 games since, he is batting .333 with a 1.012 OPS. As a result, Adams has started eight of the last 13 games after he started just three of the first 13. It's a pretty simple formula.

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Molina off to All-Star-worthy start

After tearing a ligament in his thumb at the end of last season, Yadier Molina's readiness for Opening Day was a concern. But, he's proved no concern is necessary. He's played in 25 of the Cardinals' first 26 games and is hitting .333/.412/.433. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

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Wainwright impresses on offense again

In slugging his seventh career homer on Monday, Adam Wainwright became the first pitcher with back-to-back games of three or more RBI since Ray Burris in 1986, per ESPN Stats & Info. No pitcher has done it in three straight games since 1913.

Stats & Info

Wainwright helps his own cause in win

In picking up his second victory of the season on Monday, Adam Wainwright took matters into his own hands by launching a 397-foot home run off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Stats & Info

Monday's longest home runs

Khris Davis' second homer off Mariners starter Nathan Karns led the way on Monday, while a pair of Cardinals also made some noise in St. Louis.

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Cardinals rally behind Adam Wainwright's hitting

After the St. Louis Cardinals lost three of Adam Wainwright's first four starts, they have won two in a row thanks in large part to his bat.

Molina does some pushups after hitting the dirt (0:15)
Cards use power surge to beat Phillies (1:17)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Adam Wainwright's homer gives him 2 hits this season. One HR. One triple. No singles. No doubles. Try that on your Play Station sometime


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Randal Grichuk, mired in an 0-for-20 slump that has put his batting average at .179, was out of Monday night's lineup vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cardinals have a bit of a conundrum with Grichuk, who they were hoping would become their everyday center fielder this season. He is struggling with pitch recognition and the only way to fix that is to see live pitching. On the other hand, they need production and players like Jeremy Hazelbaker and Brandon Moss have provided more. If he keeps struggling, the question might arise whether he needs to be sent to Triple-A Memphis to work on recognizing breaking balls. Mike Matheny talks about Grichuk's struggles:

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Phillies & Cardinals play tonight in St. Louis. Amazingly, the Phillies (15-10) have a better record than the Cardinals (12-13). Last time that happened: The legendary Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2707th
On Base Percentage.3424th
Slugging Percentage.4762nd
Earned Run Average3.8714th
Quality Starts14Tied-6th

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