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Mike Shildt's job change didn't change who he is
Mike Shildt's job change didn't change who he is
It's been exactly one month since Mike Shildt became the Cardinals' interim manager, and despite the new job title, who he is as a person hasn't changed - a big reason for the team's revival.
Game Report: Cardinals 6, Nationals 4
Game Report: Cardinals 6, Nationals 4
John Gant's first major-league hit was a two-run homer, sparking the Cardinals to their seventh consecutive win on Tuesday night that left them just four games behind the Cubs.
Ranking the top Cardinals prospects for 2018
Ranking the top Cardinals prospects for 2018
There are multiple changes in this year's ranking of the Cardinals top prospects - 13 of the 18 players were not ranked or not in the organization a year ago. Alex Reyes still tops the list.
Deadline day deals include sending Pham to Rays
Deadline day deals include sending Pham to Rays
The Cardinals made two trades before the deadline on Tuesday, including sending outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for three prospects.
How are Cardinals new draft picks doing so far?
How are Cardinals new draft picks doing so far?
The sample size is admittedly small, but here is a rundown of how some of the Cardinals' new draft picks have begun their pro careers, including first baseman Luken Baker.
Cardinals believe Gorman can be
Cardinals believe Gorman can be "a special player"
It hasn't taken long for 18-year-old Nolan Gorman, to make a favorable impression on the Cardinals and prompt long-time coaches to say he has a chance to be "a special player."
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From the monthly archives: June 2017

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Girsch takes over as Cardinals' GM at critical time for team's future

Michael Girsch became the Cardinals' general manager on Friday as John Mozeliak was given the new title of the team's president of baseball operations, one month before the major-league trading deadline. 

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Three forwards Blues should pursue as free agent signing period begins

The free agent signing period in the NHL begins on Saturday, and there are at least three veteran forward options for Blues general manager Doug Armstrong to consider to fill the team's remaining needs. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 10, Diamondbacks 4

Randal Grichuk made certain there was no ninth-inning drama for the Cardinals on Thursday by slamming a three-run homer in the seventh and doubling in two more runs in a fifth-run eighth in the win in Arizona. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 3

Trevor Rosenthal earned his first save since May 2 but it wasn't easy as he gave up a run in the ninth but the Cardinals hung on for the win Wednesday night in Arizona. 

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Alex Reyes spending Cardinals' season learning while not pitching

Alex Reyes won't throw a pitch during a game this season, but he knows the lessons he is learning while watching other Cardinals' pitchers will help when he gets back on the mound next year. 

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Game Report: D-Backs 6, Cardinals 5 (10 innings)

Trevor Rosenthal and Seung Hwan Oh could not protect a 5-2 eighth-inning lead and the Diamondbacks rallied to defeat the Cardinals in 10 innings Tuesday night in Arizona. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 8, Reds 2

Michael Wacha turned in his best start in more than a month and got plenty of offensive help from Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko to give the Cardinals a win over the Reds on Monday at Busch Stadium. 

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Audio: Rob Rains weekly visit on FM 97.1 NewsTalk with Jamie Allman

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Sunday Cards Post-Game Audio: Mike Matheny, Luke Voit

The Cardinals beat the Pirates 8-5 at Busch on Sunday night. To hear the post-game interviews click the audio player.

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Game Report: Cardinals 8, Pirates 4

The Cardinals found a way to win on Sunday night, taking advantage of mistakes by the Pirates to score four runs in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. 

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LEADOFF QUICK HITTER NEWS

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

- John Gant hit his first career home run - his first hit in the major leagues - to spark a 6-4 win by the Cardinals Tuesday night over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Gant had been hitless in 30 at-bats, 20 this season, before his two-run blast in the second innin.g On the mound he allowed only one run in 5 1/3 innings.

- Kolten Wong also homered and drove in three runs as the Cardinals won their seventh game in a row and improved to a season-best 10 games over .500. They now trail the Cubs by four games in the NL Central and are just one game behind the Phillies for the second wild-card spot.

- It was a month ago Tuesday that the Cardinals named Mike Shildt the interim manager, and the team is now 18-9 since that change.

- Austin Gomber will get the start in tonight's game against the Nationals.

 

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