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Crackers on the dish: A gift from one Molina to another

ST. LOUIS -- Everybody loves peanut butter crackers, right? We're guessing Jose Molina loves them more than most because of all the gifts his brother could have left for him on home plate Wednesday night, peanut butter crackers was the choice. Actually, it was Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo who left the crackers for Rays catcher Jose Molina in the bottom of the first...
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Rays complete sweep of Cardinals with 3-0 win

ST. LOUIS -- Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major-league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win. Cobb (6-6) blanked the Cardinals on five hits over seven innings. It was the fourth time he has thrown at least seven innings without an earned run this season. Cobb missed...
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Road show prepared Rams' Robinson for camp

ST. LOUIS -- Greg Robinson didn't stay put the month after the St. Louis Rams cut players loose in mid-June. Wherever he was, the second overall pick of the draft stayed in preparation mode for training camp. "It was good to just work with different people and learn from multiple people," Robinson said Wednesday. "It doesn't matter where you're getting...
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Cardinals activate Siegrist from DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis. Siegrist had been on the DL for two months with a left forearm strain. In five rehab appearances with Double-A Springfield, he allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings. In his most recent outing Monday, he worked 1 1...
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A tale of two slumps: Craig and Taveras aren't making Matheny's job any easier

ST. LOUIS -- If ever there has been more fuss made over a guy hitting .200, it must have been before my time. And I'm quite old. First, the pleas came to get Oscar Taveras to the majors. Now that he's arrived, apparently for the long haul, the cries come daily to put him in the lineup. On one hand, I get it. The 22-year right fielder is considered by the Cardinals -- and...
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Sorting out what the Rams need to accomplish before Week 1

ST. LOUIS -- It's finally time for some football in St. Louis, six months after the Rams' 2013 season ended with a 7-9 record. An offseason that saw the organization tread lightly in free agency, Jeff Fisher's squad was able to load up with 11 draft picks that will keep the team as one of the youngest in the league. Rookies got a head start with workouts at Rams Park...
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Lynn determined to avoid another mid-season slump

After enduring dreadful mid-season slumps in each of the past two years, Lance Lynn is determined to not let history repeat itself in 2014. The right-hander looks to give St. Louis his second strong showing since the All-Star break Wednesday night as the Cardinals try to deny the visiting Tampa Bay Rays a seventh straight victory. Lynn (11-6, 3.13 ERA) has been one of the top early...
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Cardinals can't fight past a rare off night from Wainwright

ST. LOUIS -- When Adam Wainwright faced the Tampa Bay Rays last month, he shut them out for seven innings with his right elbow hurting so badly he would miss his next start. On Tuesday night, rested and ready, Wainwright faced the Rays and gave up six runs and didn't last five innings. Go figure. "Yeah, last time I felt like the worst I ever felt and got seven shutout innings...
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Odorizzi helps lift Rays past Cardinals 7-2

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the Rays' season-high sixth straight win. They have outscored the opposition 36-11 during the run. Evan Longoria added a solo homer in the ninth...
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Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS -- Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates. "I'm so excited to be back with the guys," Sam said. "Football...
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Blues sign two more players to one-year, two-way contracts

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues continue to stockpile players for their training camp roster, the latest being defenseman Nate Prosser, signed Tuesday to a one-year, two-way contract. Prosser, 28, totaled eight points (two goals, six assists) and 58 penalty minutes in 53 regular-season games with Minnesota last season. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound defenseman has spent parts of the past five seasons...
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Bourjos is a flash -- with the leather, between bases -- when he gets the chance

ST. LOUIS -- Watching Peter Bourjos put his wheels in high gear is as entertaining as any aspect of watching the Cardinals this season. We've seen flashes, such as the sliding catch in Sunday night's game that prompted Mike Matheny to say, "There's not many center fielders in the league who make that play." There were two stolen bases that followed an eighth...
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After a little extra rest, Wainwright is ready to get back to business

After causing a stir at the All-Star game, the St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright is finally ready to get back to business. In his first appearance since the break, Wainwright looks to become baseball's first 13-game winner in Tuesday night's series opener against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Wainwright (12-4, 1.83 ERA) created a media frenzy after admitting to grooving...
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Dungy wouldn't want to deal with Sam -- but, based on jersey sales, America disagrees

"So it's going to take a strong team who says, 'You know what, we believe in this; we believe in second chances. We're going to try to help this young man, and we may lose a few fans ...' So if I were there, I would. I would take a chance on him." -- Tony Dungy, to NPR in August 2009, on Michael Vick See, we've got it wrong. The sad thing is not the...
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Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana made it official Monday, announcing the signing of shooting guard Rodney Stuckey. The announcement comes less than a week after word leaked of the minimum-salary deal during the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas. The Pacers are hoping Stuckey fills the void left by last week's departure of Lance Stephenson and keeps them atop the NBA's Central Division...
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Cardinals report 'vast improvement' in Wacha's shoulder

ST. LOUIS -- The chances that Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will pitch again this season went from hopeful to very strong after undergoing a round of tests on Monday. While the MRI and CT results showed that the issue with his right shoulder -- a stress reaction -- has not completely cleared, there has been "vast improvement," general manager John Mozeliak said....
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McNeal: Sorting through the tight races across the NL

ST. LOUIS -- With the All-Star break behind us and the 100-game point of the season upon us, the time seems right to handicap the NL playoff races. OK, ready? First, find a hat and a piece of paper. Cut the paper into eight pieces and on each slip, write the name of one of these teams: Cardinals, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants, Reds, Brewers, Braves and Pirates. Now put the paper slips...
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Blues receive one-year arbitration award for Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Forward Vladimir Sobotka was nowhere near the arbitration proceedings in Toronto. He is at training camp with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he will play at least this season. But the Blues were there, and they will return to St. Louis with a one-year arbitration award. Which means that if Sobotka returns to the Blues a year from now, the terms...
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Rams LB Dunbar, NBA player Greene arrested in Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities say two professional athletes have been arrested after fighting outside a Miami Beach nightclub. Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer says St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Greene were arrested early Sunday outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Thayer says the athletes got into a fight with each other outside...
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Cardinals pretty pleased with play in first series after All-Star break

ST. LOUIS -- The calendar said July but the intensity Sunday night at Busch Stadium felt more like October. In a game packed with action and drama, the Dodgers scored with two outs in the ninth to take a 4-3 victory and keep the Cardinals from sweeping the three-game series. In addition to the last-inning excitement, the game featured a three-run rally by the Cardinals against the...
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Cardinals fall behind late, lose to Dodgers 4-3 in finale

ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night. The Dodgers pulled into a virtual tie for first place with San Francisco in the NL West despite a so-so outing from Clayton Kershaw, whose run of seven straight...
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Cards look to continue Kershaw's struggles at Busch

Clayton Kershaw took the high road when St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny opted to start Adam Wainwright in the All-Star game. If Kershaw is upset about that, he can take it out on Matheny's club by ending his woes at Busch Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers' ace tries to win his ninth straight start Sunday night and end a four-start road losing streak against the Cardinals...
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Welcome back, Joe Kelly: Righty mixes up mechanics to help Cards down Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Welcome back, Joe Kelly. After struggling in his return last week from a three-month stint on the disabled list, Kelly looked a lot more like he did in the second half of 2013 when his performance rescued the Cardinals' rotation. The 26-year-old right-hander worked seven innings for only the second time in his career, allowing four hits and just one run to pitch...
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Cards score 4 in 1st, beat Dodgers and Greinke 4-2

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Adams homered in a four-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday to send All-Star Zack Greinke to losses in consecutive regular-season starts for the first time in nearly four years. Joe Kelly (2-1) gave up four hits, struck out four and walked one in his second outing since a three-month stint on the disabled list...
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Matt Holliday leaves game against Dodgers in 5th

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning after appearing to get hurt. Holliday was shaken up while diving back into second base on a pickoff attempt in the first inning after his two-run single. Holliday seemed to hit his head on the glove of shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Holliday remained on the ground...
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