The results have thus far been mixed for Cardinals' outfielder Randal Grichuk, who, six games into his Minor League demotion, has shown flashes of power but continued struggles with his plate discipline.
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The Cardinals made sure the Cubs know they're not going to hand over the National League Central without a fight. Matt Carpenter hit a two-run double and Aledmys Diaz smacked a two-run homer to back Michael Wacha in St. Louis' 7-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday and complete a sweep in front of 41,058.
Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.
Yadier Molina continues to hang on as the leading vote-getter at catcher for the National League in the race to start at the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. The update of NL vote totals for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot released Wednesday had Buster Posey second again behind Molina.
Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
It was payback time for the Cardinals. After losing four of six games at Busch Stadium to the Cubs, the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright spoiled the party in front of 41,616 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory.
There were 41,000-plus at Wrigley Field for the second straight game Tuesday, and, for the second night in a row, they were entertained with a well-played game. And, for the second night in a row, the Cardinals edged the Cubs by one run.
After losing five in a row at home, the Cardinals got back on track on the road against the division-rival Cubs. Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta hit solo home runs to back Jaime Garcia and lift St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Monday night.
Mitch Harris has undergone "Tommy John-like" surgery, the Cardinals right-hander posted on Instagram. The 30-year-old had been having right elbow issues since Spring Training, and he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) last week. He hasn't pitched at all this season.
Joe Maddon likes aggressive play, and the Cubs manager backed Albert Almora Jr.'s decision to try to advance in the ninth inning on Monday, although the rookie outfielder felt as if he'd cost the team the game in the Cardinals' 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.
The Cardinals signed 2016 second-round pick Connor Jones, a right-handed pitcher selected No. 70 overall, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Callis reports the signing is for $1.1 million; the slot value for the 70th pick is $920,100.
Phil Bickford's bat-missing ability was on full display Sunday during his California League debut as he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over six innings to lead Class A Advanced San Jose past Rancho Cucamonga, 5-3.
Jurickson Profar lined a pinch-hit two-run single with two out in the top of the eighth to put the Rangers ahead, and they held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
The Rangers rallied with two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings for a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Texas has won five in a row and recorded its ninth straight series win, a club record. The Cards have lost four straight.