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5/23/2015 | Holliday closing in on Cards' on-base mark

When Matt Holliday was hit by an Edinson Volquez pitch in the fifth inning in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Royals on Saturday, it extended Holliday's on-base streak to 40 games. Albert Pujols holds the club mark with 42 games in 2008.

5/23/2015 | Lackey solid, but Cards can't get timely hits

Pitching and power. It's a combination that has served the Cardinals well this season, but the Royals have taken that winning formula away from them in the opening two games of the I-70 Series, including a 3-2 win on Saturday.

5/23/2015 | Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.

5/23/2015 | Ventura, Royals looking for sweep of I-70 Series

The Royals will give the ball to right-hander Yordano Ventura (3-3, 4.56 ERA) against undefeated Cardinals righty Michael Wacha (6-0, 2.13) in the I-70 Series finale on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

5/23/2015 | Lynn on track for next start against D-backs

One day after he labored through six innings with back cramps, Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn said he felt normal for a day after a start. He is listed to make his usual start on four days' rest on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

5/22/2015 | Lynn labors while dealing with back cramps

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could tell from the outset that right-hander Lance Lynn simply wasn't his usual self as he delivered first-inning pitches in a 5-0 loss to the Royals on Friday night. Turns out, Lynn was laboring with back cramps that started when he was in the bullpen warming up.

5/22/2015 | Kendrys' homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

Kendrys Morales belted a pair of homers and logged five RBIs, while starter Chris Young fired six shutout innings for the Royals in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in the I-70 Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn went six frames.

5/22/2015 | Jay nearing return from left wrist tendinitis

Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay, who was hitting .248 through 30 games before going on the DL, said on Friday that he hasn't thought about whether he might require a rehab assignment before returning to Major League action.

5/22/2015 | Holliday extends on-base streak in I-70 loss

After getting a full day off on Thursday in New York, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday needed only to swing the bat and not patrol the spacious Kauffman Stadium outfield for the I-70 Series opener on Friday night.

5/22/2015 | Volquez, Royals aiming to stay tough on Cardinals

Cardinals right-hander John Lackey (2-2, 2.96 ERA) will face Royals righty Edinson Volquez (3-3, 2.74 ERA) in the middle game of the I-70 Series on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

5/22/2015 | Harris' journey from Navy to Majors captivates

Mitch Harris expected the attention, welcomed it really, since it would shine attention on the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. What he didn't anticipate, however, was how much his story would resonate. Since joining the Cardinals one month ago, the 29-year-old rookie reliever has been the most sought after interview in the clubhouse. His unprecedented journey from US Naval Academy graduate to Navy Lieutenant to Major League pitcher has captivated more than just fans of his team.

5/20/2015 | Cards' offense 'clicking on all cylinders'

After laboring to score one run over 14 innings in the series opener against the Mets, the Cardinals put together two of their biggest offensive performances of the season to ensure at least a series split.

5/20/2015 | Tough month in the past, Martinez settles in

After navigating through various turns of the learning curve during his first three starts this month, Carlos Martinez settled himself considerably in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

5/20/2015 | Garcia makes 2015 debut against deGrom, Mets

Lefty Jaime Garcia will make his 2015 debut on Thursday as the Cardinals close out a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Right-hander Jacob deGrom will make the start for New York.

5/20/2015 | Sizzling Cardinals shut out Mets

The Cardinals' offense continued to sizzle for a second straight night, smacking 14 hits to back Carlos Martinez in a 9-0 thumping of the Mets on Wednesday. New York starter Colon struggled for the third straight start, allowing 11 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over 4 1/3 innings.

5/20/2015 | Now healthy, Garcia ready to contribute

Eleven months and a day will have passed between Jaime Garcia's final outing in 2014 and his first this season, which is why the simple act of taking the mound in Thursday's series finale against the Mets will mark a notable accomplishment for the lefty.

5/20/2015 | Tuivailala adds cutter-like pitch to repertoire

The Cardinals prompted Sam Tuivailala to debut a new pitch -- akin to a cutter -- in his one-inning relief appearance on Tuesday. It was a pitch Tuivailala experimented with occasionally in Spring Training, but one that he had never thrown in a game at any level.

5/20/2015 | Another night, another win for Wacha

With seven strong innings in Tuesday's win over the Mets, Michael Wacha improved to 6-0 on the season, joining Bartolo Colon and Felix Hernandez as the Majors' only six-game winners.

5/20/2015 | Choate reaches first base for the first time

With an eight-run lead and little interest in using another position player, Mike Matheny sent Randy Choate to bat for himself in the eighth. Choate, whose last plate appearance came in 2004, drew a walk and took his spot at first base, having never been there in his 15-year career.

5/20/2015 | What a difference a day makes for Grichuk

Two days, two very different nights for Randal Grichuk. Grichuk couldn't sleep after striking out five times in Monday's loss. On Tuesday he made contact in all five of his at-bats and clobbered three extra-base hits in St. Louis' win over the Mets.

5/19/2015 | Martinez takes on Colon as Cards-Mets continues

Carlos Martinez opposes Bartolo Colon in the third game of the four-game series between the Cardinals and Mets on Wednesday.

5/19/2015 | Cards go on the offensive in rout of Mets

The Cardinals exploded for 10 runs over the first six innings of their 10-2 win over the Mets, producing one of their best offensive outputs of the season. It was a tough night for New York starter Jon Niese, who allowed eight runs on 11 hits.

5/19/2015 | Siegrist rediscovering some velocity

Having mastered the mechanics he introduced during the spring, lefty Kevin Siegrist has now slowly been rediscovering some of the velocity those alterations briefly cost him.

5/19/2015 | Lackey, Matheny have 'productive' talk

John Lackey and Mike Matheny had what Matheny described as a "productive conversation" on Tuesday, one day after Lackey expressed frustration at being pulled from his start after finishing seven innings on 76 pitches.

5/19/2015 | Furcal retires, thanks Royals for opportunity

Fourteen-year Major League veteran Rafael Furcal, who was most recently in the Royals' Minor League system, retired Tuesday.

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