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Cardinals enter series with Pirates poised for another September surge

The St. Louis Cardinals have a history of playing some of their best baseball in the season's final month. With Matt Holliday locked in at the plate and Yadier Molina healthy, the team appears poised to make another surge to the playoffs. Tied atop the NL Central for the first time in six weeks, the Cardinals open September against another team looking to make a postseason run...
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Holliday giving Cardinals plenty to celebrate

ST. LOUIS -- A day that could not have started out much worse for the Cardinals could not have ended up much better. After falling behind 5-0 in the second inning, the Cardinals rallied for a 9-6 victory that allowed them to split a four-game series after dropping the first two against the last-place Cubs. Just as important, with September looming, the Cardinals gained a share of...
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Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday. Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong left in the top of the eighth...
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Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers. Sam arrived at Rams Park via through the media entrance Sunday afternoon still looking right at home clad in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well wishes but declined further comment before...
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Cardinals call up Siegrist and Kozma from Triple-A

The Cardinals annouced multiple roster moves Sunday as well as provided an update on two injured pitchers.  St. Louis recalled lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist and infielder Pete Kozma from Triple-A Memphis and optioned lefty pitchers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons to Double-A Springfield following Saturday's game. The team also announced that right-handed...
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Michael Sam goes unclaimed on waivers

Rams defensive end Michael Sam went unclaimed on waivers, according to FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo. The deadline to put in any waiver requests was Sunday at noon ET. Sam, who is currently a free agent, was released by the Rams on Saturday. He is now free to sign with any practice squad. The first openly gay player drafted was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft...
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Cards try to keep offense rolling in finale vs. Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to keep their offense rolling after breaking out of their funk in a big way. St. Louis tries to build on its highest run total of the year as it wraps up a four-game home set against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals (72-63) had been outscored 20-6 during a four-game losing streak before winning 13-2 to split Saturday's doubleheader...
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Cardinals pound Cubs 13-2 to split doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for St. Louis, which won for just the third time in its past nine games. It's the most runs this season for the Cardinals and the first time in seven games they scored at...
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Michael Sam lost a numbers game Saturday -- not a political or moral one

Being gay wasn't Michael Sam's problem. Not being Ethan Westbrooks was. Westbrooks is a 6-foot-4, 267-pounder who can play defensive end or tackle, a giant with a Hemi engine who can clog rush lanes or blot out the sun, a rookie who can work the "3" technique or the "5," depending on the circumstance. Same is a 6-2, 261-pound pass-rushing specialist. Which...
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Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp. Fisher says that releasing Sam was purely a football decision. Fisher believes too much was made of Sam's orientation and that wherever he lands, it should not be an...
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Four draft picks among Rams cuts

ST. LOUIS -- Including Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams released four late-round draft picks to reach the 53-man roster limit. Other cuts Saturday were quarterback Garrett Gilbert, safety Christian Bryant and offensive tackle Mitchell Van Dyk. Coach Jeff Fisher was scheduled to address the moves at a news conference.
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Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place...
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Sam enjoys love in Columbia as Rams leave him off 53-man roster

Columbia, Mo. -- Former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam didn't let the day's bad news stop him from enjoying his alma mater's season opener. The 6-foot-2, 261-pound defensive end was recognized alongside fellow Missouri alum and St. Louis Rams draft pick E.J. Gaines in the endzone shortly after the Tigers scored to go ahead of South Dakota State. Before...
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Rams release defensive end Michael Sam

For Michael Sam, it was the right town. The right time. The right team. And the wrong position group. Sam, the first openly gay prospect taken in the NFL Draft, was among the roster cuts announced Saturday by the St. Louis Rams as the team whittled its active roster down to the required 53 to start the 2014 regular season. The team confirmed the release. NFL teams had until 3 p...
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Cardinals ready for a long day of baseball with the Cubs

After failing to stifle one of the Chicago Cubs' top prospects, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of matching their longest losing streak this season. The Cardinals will seek to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat in Saturday's opener to a doubleheader, and Justin Masterson will try to shake off another lackluster outing while attempting to contain promising rookie Jorge...
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Cubs' rookies get the best of Cardinals' most reliable reliever

ST. LOUIS -- On Friday night when the most valuable Cardinal returned after a seven-week absence, the most dependable Cardinal struggled like he hadn't all season. The difficulties of reliever Pat Neshek determined the outcome of the Cubs' 7-2 victory far more than the comeback of Yadier Molina, who went 0 for 4 but experienced no issues with his surgically repaired right...
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Soler's two HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0 for...
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Sources: Rams cut 17; Sam still in play for roster spot

All eyes are on St. Louis as the Rams' final roster gets closer and closer to becoming official.  According to USA Today's Tom Pelissero, the Rams cut 17 from their roster on Friday night -- and Michael Sam wasn't one of them.  St. Louis will need to trim five players in order to have their roster total 53 by Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.  Sam was credited with...
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He's back! Cardinals activate Molina from DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list in time for a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs. The 32-year-old Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb sliding into third base on July 9 and he underwent surgery on July 11. Catcher Tony Cruz was optioned to Double-A Springfield. Molina was batting .287 with...
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Mizzou's season-opening roster isn't as inexperienced as it looks

For a team that lost seven starters on both offense and defense, Missouri will actually put more experience on the field than one might think in Saturday's home opener against South Dakota State. But that doesn't mean the Tigers don't need to make the most of their opportunity to gel before a big step up in competition next week. If they don't, a freshman class with...
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'Redeemed' Tyron Woodley wants to call the shots for his next bout

ST. LOUIS -- Tyron Woodley isn't quite sure when the UFC will call about his next fight, but he knows what he wants to hear. Something like this: "How would you like to take on Matt Brown in the co-main event before a Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler title fight? And if you win, you get your shot at the title." Woodley, in fact, has been calling for such a scenario since...
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There are rumblings that Yadi Molina is ready to work in St. Louis

After Yadier Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb July 9, the St. Louis Cardinals were told their star catcher would be out 8-12 weeks and may miss the remainder of the regular season. Molina seemingly ignored the timeline. He's expected to join the Cardinals for Friday night's series opener and possibly play against the visiting Chicago Cubs, much to the delight of...
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Rams wrap preseason with no new injuries and same old roster questions

Five Rams starters didn't return to the field last Saturday in Cleveland after suffering first-half injuries, including quarterback Sam Bradford's second ACL tear in less than a year. Although three of them were healthy enough to play, coach Jeff Fisher decided not to take any chances Thursday night in Miami. He told St. Louis FOX2now at halftime that last week's bad...
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Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Matt Hazel caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Seth Lobato with 6:15 left, and the Miami Dolphins rallied to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-13 in the preseason finale for both teams. Daniel Thomas had a 5-yard touchdown run for Miami, which trailed 13-0 entering the final quarter. Austin Davis threw for 162 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Austin...
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