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Yadier Molina delivers supplies door-to-door to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Video included

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The Cardinal offseason began in early October, but the team’s most recognizable face has yet to rest.

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St. Louis Cardinals seek to boost security Video included

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   ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill is asking the Department of Homeland Security to give "full consideration" to an effort by the St. Louis Cardinals to enhance security and anti-terrorism measures at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are seeking certification under the Safety Act, which encourages anti-terrorism technologies and practices by providing protection against lawsuits that could be filed against the certified site if a terrorist attack occurred. Mc...

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Three ways for the Cardinals to improve this offseason

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Throughout the 2017 season, the Cardinals roster felt like a bunch of jumbled puzzle pieces that didn’t quite fit together. In order for the Cardinals to return to prominence, changes must be made.

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Derek Lilliquist out as pitching coach as Cards look to modernize approach

St. Louis Cardinals', left, Adam Wainwright, talks with the pitching coach Derek Lilliquist in the dugout, during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) St. Louis Cardinals', left, Adam Wainwright, talks with the pitching coach Derek Lilliquist in the dugout, during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Derek Lilliquist, who has served as pitching coach for the Cardinals since 2011, will not return next season. President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak announced Tuesday both Lilliquist and bullpen instructor Blaise Ilsley will not have the contracts renewed for 2018. 

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State of the Cardinals: Assessing the 2018 bullpen

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Through a mixture of patchwork innings coverage and, later, a heavy dependence on certain arms in the relief corps, the Cardinal bullpen managed the fourth-best ERA in the NL in 2017.

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State of the Cardinals: Assessing the rotation of 2018

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The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging there is one. The Cardinals, and the legion of disgruntled fans who followed their tumultuous 2017 season, are well aware there are holes to be patched. 

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Aaron Wilkerson pitches Brewers past Cardinals, 6-1

St. Louis Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz, left, is out at first as Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar handles the throw during the second inning. (AP Photo) St. Louis Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz, left, is out at first as Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar handles the throw during the second inning. (AP Photo)
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Aaron Wilkerson took a perfect game into the sixth inning, Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers closed out their near-miss of a season with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. 

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Brewers' playoff hopes dashed after Cards rally for 7-6 win

St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty (55) celebrates as he scores past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, right, on a double by Harrison Bader during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo) St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty (55) celebrates as he scores past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, right, on a double by Harrison Bader during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo)
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The Milwaukee Brewers were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday when they squandered a six-run lead in a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, handing baseball's final postseason spot to the Colorado Rockies. 

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With playoffs out of reach, Cardinals shut down several players for final weekend

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With nothing left to play for, the Cardinals have decided to mitigate health risks for a number of ailing players, shutting them for the remainder of the season.

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Cards miss playoffs for 2nd straight year, lose to Cubs 2-1

Jedd Gyorko #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals is caught stealing second base against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on September 28, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Jedd Gyorko #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals is caught stealing second base against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on September 28, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cardinals were eliminated from postseason contention when Leonys Martin leaped at the center-field fence to rob Paul DeJong of a tying home run with two outs in the 11th inning, preserving the Chicago Cubs' 2-1 win...

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Cubs clinch on the Cardinals, and it may not be the last time

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There are a variety of reasons the Cardinals will miss the playoffs. For one of them, you can thank the Chicago Cubs, the proud new owner of the rivalry with St. Louis.

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Russell homers, Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1 to clinch NL Central

Joe Maddon, left, and shortstop Addison Russell celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game to clinch the National League Central title Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Joe Maddon, left, and shortstop Addison Russell celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game to clinch the National League Central title Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The last time the Cubs went to the postseason three straight years was in 1906-08.

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Martinez shows ace-like mentality in Cardinals wild win over Cubs

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Want composure from your ace? You didn’t have to look hard to find it in Carlos Martinez Tuesday night.

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Molina feels better, but not yet ready to return following foul ball barrage

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Back at the park Tuesday afternoon, Molina said he feels better, but will require a couple days of rest before being reevaluated for his return to the field.

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Cubs impending clincher a bitter reminder of Cardinals shortcomings

Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
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The series between the Cardinals and Cubs starting Monday night at Busch Stadium will qualify as meaningful September baseball, but probably not quite in the way John Mozeliak intended when the 2017 season began.

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Cardinals stumble again with 4-1 loss to Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo) Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)
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The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a stinging 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Cards close in on Wild Card berth as they rally past Pirates 4-3

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A flip to second base gone awry threatened to sap the St. Louis Cardinals of the momentum that has carried them from the doldrums of August to the middle of the playoff race in September.

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Fowler delivers again as Martinez, Cardinals beat Reds 8-5

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The St. Louis Cardinals rinsed the bad taste of being swept by the Chicago Cubs the best way they could — sweeping the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Cardinals recall Diaz and Lucas as Memphis season ends

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Diaz was demoted all the way back in June after a disappointing first half in which he compiled a .260/.293/.396 batting line.

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Fowler comes up big as Cardinals top Reds 8-7 in 10 innings

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Dexter Fowler is doing everything he can to get the St. Louis Cardinals into the playoffs Fowler hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a go-ahead double in the 10th, helping the Cardinals knock off the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 on Tuesday night. 

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Kyle Hendricks, Addison Russell lead Cubs over Cardinals 4-1

Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell received a rousing ovation as he stepped to the plate for the first time in six weeks. Then he gave the crowd a reason to cheer even louder. 

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Cubs pound Cards 8-2 as Bryant's homer keys big rally

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Kris Bryant had three hits, including his 27th homer, and the Chicago Cubs overcame the ejections of John Lackey and Willson Contreras on their way to an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. 

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Luke Weaver shines again, Cardinals top Reds

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Luke Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Thursday. 

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Cardinals roll over for Reds as margin for error dissipates

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After a couple squandered opportunities early, St. Louis earned only two base runners from innings four through nine in a loss to Cincinnati.

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DeJong, Molina power Cardinals to a 13-4 rout of Reds

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Paul DeJong didn't start the season in the majors. Now he's in the St. Louis Cardinals record book. 

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Cards recall Sierra ahead of PCL Championship Series

St. Louis Cardinals' Magneuris Sierra (43) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a triple by Dexter Fowler during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) St. Louis Cardinals' Magneuris Sierra (43) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a triple by Dexter Fowler during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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A fan-favorite rookie will return to Busch this week.

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St. Louis Cardinals release 2018 schedule; open the season on the road

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Though the St. Louis Cardinals are in the playoff hunt for the 2017 season, the team released their 2018 schedule which has them welcoming the Arizona Dianmondbacks to St. Louis on Opening Day.  

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Three teams, one crown: Which NL Central team would you want to be for the stretch run?

Randal Grichuk #15, Dexter Fowler #25 and Stephen Piscotty #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on May 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Randal Grichuk #15, Dexter Fowler #25 and Stephen Piscotty #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on May 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Both the Central division and the second wild card spot in the National League are potentially within the Cardinals’ grasp, but with only a few weeks remaining on the 2017 season, the Birds have not yet positioned themselves for a run into October.

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Molina, Carpenter homer as Cardinals beat Pirates 4-3

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) watches a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates' in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.9, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) watches a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates' in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.9, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter is feeling better and it showed Saturday night. Carpenter and Yadier Molina homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 to gain ground in the NL Central. 

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