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2016 Schedule
24-22, 3rd in NL Cent

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals acquired outfielder Jose Martinez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Martinez was assigned to the Triple-A Memphis roster. To make room for him on the club's 40-man roster, the Cardinals transferred right-hander Mitch Harris (right elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Martinez, 27, was batting .298 with three home runs and 18 RBIs this season and he won the PCL batting title last season, batting .384.

Lineup: Cardinals (24-22) vs. Cubs (30-14)

  • 1. Kolten Wong, 2B (L)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Matt Holliday, LF (R)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Matt Adams, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 7. Randal Grichuk, CF (R)
  • 8. Ruben Tejada, 3B (R)
  • 9. Carlos Martinez, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

You never know who you're going to run into outside a Cubs-Cardinals game, even the ghost of a guy who died more than 90 years ago.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Accuweather says, "There are showers and thunderstorms developing this morning to the west and south of St. Louis and some of these will reach the metro area this afternoon. There is a pretty good chance the game will get completed today, but there is a chance of a delay. These showers and storms will be fairly slow moving and a 60 to 90 minute rainfall is a possibility. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall can accompany the strongest storms. The temperature at first pitch will be 78 degrees with a rise to around 84 degrees by the end of the game. It will be humid with AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures in the middle 80s during much of the game. The wind will blow toward the left field corner at around 10 mph throughout the game."

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Cardinals pitching not living up to expectations (1:04)
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Cubs pound Wacha, Cardinals (0:56)
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Grimm pulls off backwards catch on grounder (0:18)
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Diaz's one-handed backwards catch (0:22)
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Grichuk just misses Ross' two-run double (0:34)
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Holliday: I might have lost my 2013 NLCS ring (1:55)
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WATCH: Cubs (29-14) at Cardinals (24-21)

Despite losing six of their last eight games, the Cubs (29-14) still have the best record in baseball as they look to get back in the win column when they take on Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's son, Jake, was named the Gatorade Missouri player of the year on Tuesday. Jake Matheny, a 6-foot-3 catcher like his dad, batted .411 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs at Westminster Christian Academy in the St. Louis suburbs. He is committed to Indiana, but Mike Matheny said that could change after next month's draft. "A large catcher who hits with power, I know there are some scouts who like that," Mike Matheny said. "I would typically say most kids need college. He's probably a disciplined enough kid who could probably figure out how to do it on-line."

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs-Cardinals rivalry even divides families in some of the nearby states, including Arkansas:

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois is a border state. The southern portion typically pulls for the Cardinals while the north goes for the Cubs or, sometimes, White Sox:

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Cardinals draw a lot of fans from neighboring states. Several of them, including Indiana, are contested turf:

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Even people born and raised in St. Louis are starting to get nervous this could be the year of the Cubs:

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals pinch hitters have a 1.217 collective OPS this season, easily the best in the major leagues. They have hit nine home runs while exactly half the teams in baseball have zero. They think their power off the bench has been their secret weapon and made them a dangerous team to play close games against. Here is Mike Matheny talking about that:

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.

AP Photo/Michael Thomas

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2502nd
Batting Average.2676th
On Base Percentage.3414th
Slugging Percentage.4592nd
Earned Run Average4.1721st
Quality Starts2214th
WHIP1.2914th
BAA.25014th

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