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2016 Schedule
40-37, 2nd in NL Cent
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Wednesday's longest home runs

Miguel Cabrera cracks the list yet again, as his 451-foot blast on Wednesday was his fourth homer of at least 450 feet this season. Jake Lamb's 442-foot shot was his ninth home run in June.

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10hDan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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Royals fight off Cardinals in 12 innings (1:26)
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17hJim Bowden

MLB trade deadline preview: Buyers and sellers

The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.

Lineup: Cardinals (40-36) vs. Royals (40-36)

  • 1. Matt Carpenter, 2B (L)
  • 2. Jhonny Peralta, 3B (R)
  • 3. Matt Holliday, LF (R)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Matt Adams, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 7. Kolten Wong, CF (L)
  • 8. Greg Garcia, SS (L)
  • 9. Carlos Martinez, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said shortstop Aledmys Diaz might be available to pinch hit Wednesday night and could return to the starting lineup in the next "day or two." Diaz got checked out by an eye doctor Wednesday, two days after a foul ball off the plate hit him above the right eye, causing considerable swelling.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

With just a day left in the voting, Buster Posey passed Yadier Molina by approximately 107,000 votes to start at catcher for the National League in the All-Star game. Molina is bidding for his eighth straight All-Star appearance. Posey is going for his fourth in five years.

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Carpenter a force from leadoff spot

Matt Carpenter drove in two runs in the Cardinals' win on Tuesday. It marked the 49th time that he has had multiple RBIs out of the leadoff spot since the start of the 2013 season, the most such games for any major leaguer over that span, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Cardinals continue their strong road work

Chicago to Seattle and back to Kansas City -- the Cardinals navigated an unusual trip pretty well. Can they now start to iron out their blues at home?

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Carpenter's solo home run adds some insurance for Cardinals (0:26)
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Hickman, part of famous Rose ASG play, dies

Jim Hickman, 79, died Saturday at a Tennessee hospital after a lengthy illness. He played for the Mets, Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals in a 13-season major league career.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Aledmys Diaz is having a rough couple of days. About 21 hours after he fouled a ball off the plate and then off his right eyebrow, causing his eye to swell shut, Diaz was hit with a foul ball while seated in the Cardinals dugout Tuesday night. The hot shot off the bat of Christian Colon caught Diaz in the side or lower back, according to the Cardinals, who said he is OK.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who fouled a ball off the plate and directly off his right eyebrow Monday night, passed his concussions tests and the X-rays showed no fracture. Now, the inflammation just needs to subside enough to allow Diaz to see well enough to return to the starting lineup. It could be a couple of days, at least. Diaz discussed the injury scare and how long he might be out:

St. Louis lands two in top 10 rookies

Aledmys Diaz and Seung Hwan Oh both make the list of top rookies for the Cardinals. St. Louis was one of two teams to have more than one player make Jim Bowden's list. Top 10 rookies (Insider)

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Two to rep Cardinals at Futures Game

Right-hander Alex Reyes will play for the World team while C Carson Kelly cracks the United States roster at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The duo ranked first and seventh, respectively, among Keith Law's top Cardinals prospects this offseason.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4044th
Batting Average.26212th
On Base Percentage.3337th
Slugging Percentage.4494th
Earned Run Average3.979th
Quality Starts448th
WHIP1.278th
BAA.2498th

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