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2016 Schedule
52-45, 2nd in NL Cent
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The year of bruised Birds and Dodger black and blue

Injuries have hampered the Cardinals and Dodgers all season, but both are still in contention. We examine the impact of their injuries and give you the chance to vote on their playoff hopes.

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Dodgers snap Cardinals' win streak at five (1:04)
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Gonzalez crushes home run to dead center (0:23)

Lineup: Cardinals (52-44) vs. Dodgers (54-44)

  • 1. Greg Garcia, 2B (L)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 4. Matt Adams, 1B (L)
  • 5. Jedd Gyorko, 3B (R)
  • 6. Jeremy Hazelbaker, LF (L)
  • 7. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 8. Alberto Rosario, C (R)
  • 9. Mike Leake, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

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Adams' game-winner was a no-doubter

Matt Adams' 11th home run of the season was his longest in more than two years.

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Matt Adams strikes late with record HR

Adams hit a walk-off homer in the 16th inning of Friday's game. He's the first Cardinal to hit a walk-off home run in the 16th inning or later, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • 2016 Matt Adams - 16th inning
  • 2015 Kolten Wong - 14th
  • 2007 Ryan Ludwick - 14th
  • 2006 Albert Pujols - 14th
  • 1899 Jack Powell - 14th

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Cardinals' hot streak was 'inevitable' (0:41)
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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals were planning to start Tyler Lyons Sunday, but after a while, manager Mike Matheny decided to "go after this with everything we've got," and instead used Lyons in extra innings. Lyons provided 4 2/3 scoreless innings to set the stage for the team's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 16 innings. The Cardinals will figure out who to start Sunday on Saturday. Matt Bowman is a candidate.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In a game that tied for longest in Dodgers vs. Cardinals history, Matt Adams hit a game-ending home run to give St. Louis a 4-3 victory in 16 innings. "Finally!" a fan shouted.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers and Cardinals appear to be in an even battle tied 2-2 in the seventh inning. Tucked away in the linescore, however, is the fact that the Dodgers have 11 hits and have left 10 on base. The Cardinals have one hit and have left one on base.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals felt they needed an extra arm in their bullpen, so they designated catcher Michael McKenry for assignment to make room for Miguel Socolovich. Now, they have lost McKenry, who elected free agency Friday after clearing waivers. In parts of seven seasons with three organizations, McKenry has batted .238 in the majors.

Lineup: Cardinals (51-44) vs.Dodgers (54-43)

  • 1. Thomas Pham, CF (R)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 4. Matt Holliday, LF (R)
  • 5. Matt Adams, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 7. Jedd Gyorko, 3B (R)
  • 8. Kolten Wong, 2B (L)
  • 9. Michael Wacha, RHP
  • Daily notes

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Holliday emerged unscathed from a 95-mph Andrew Cashner fastball that struck him on the nose Thursday night. Holliday's brush with danger brought back memories for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who got hit in the mouth with a Rich Loiselle fastball in 1998. Matheny lost most of the teeth on the left side of his mouth and said he still gets follow-up dental work, but -- like Holliday -- played the next day. "I remember that well and every few months, the dentist and I remember that particular night together," Matheny said.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Moss' recovery from an ankle injury isn't going as well as he would like.

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 10 Stan Musial

Stan The Man had 3,630 career hits, which ranks fourth all time. Amazingly, he had 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road (he hit .336 at home, 10 points better than his road batting average). Nos. 10-1

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 20 Bob Gibson

A two-time Cy Young winner, Gibson played all 17 of his seasons with the Cardinals, winning two World Series in 1964 and 1967. His 1968 season is one of the best of all time, as he went 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA and 28 complete games. Nos. 20-11

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Cardinals' deadline status: buyers

The Cards' objective at this year's deadline is to improve the bullpen, and expect them to get it done with one or two relievers, as they usually do at this time of year, Jim Bowden writes. Help could also come in the form of top prospect Alex Reyes. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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Never too late for a Cardinals comeback

The Cardinals' comeback against the Padres on Thursday was the first time they won a game in which they trailed by at least four runs in the eighth inning or later since June 25, 2012, when they overcame a five-run deficit in the eighth inning to beat the Marlins 8-7 in 10 innings, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Never-quit Cardinals strike again

Down 5-1 entering the bottom of the eighth on Thursday, the Cardinals scored four times to tie the game and walked off in the ninth inning. Over the last three seasons, St. Louis has far outpaced the rest of the majors in four-run comebacks.

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Cards have rediscovered power stroke

Through 95 games this season, the Cardinals almost have as many home runs as they hit all of last year. In fact, St. Louis is currently tied for the NL lead in homers.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4983rd
Batting Average.25914th
On Base Percentage.3326th
Slugging Percentage.4484th
Earned Run Average3.798th
Quality Starts56Tied-4th
WHIP1.259th
BAA.2478th

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