Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
- The Cardinals remained a half-game behind the Giants but fell 1 1/2 games behind the Mets in the battle for the two wild-card playoff spots with a 3-1 loss to the Cubs Sunday night in Chicago. David Ross homered off Carlos Martinez to break a scoreless tie in the fifth inning.
- The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium tonight to begin the final seven games of the regular-season with the first of four games against the Reds. Jaime Garcia will return to the starting rotation.
- Matt Holliday is scheduled to see a hand specialist today to check on his broken right thumb. Holliday has been hoping to return this season but has not been able to complete batting practice without swelling in his thumb,
- The Blues opened their pre-season schedule by winning both of their split-squad games on Sunday against Columbus. Kevin Shattenkirk had a pair of goals in a 7-3 win at Scottrade Center, and the other Blues squad posted a 5-0 win over the Bluejackets in Columbus.