Cards in the News - Wednesday

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Game Write-Ups
"Molina's hit in 12th vaults La Russa over Herzog"
By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Molina sends Cards home with a win"
By Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Molina bails out Cards in 12th"
By R. B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"Cardinals nose past sputtering Pirates offense, 2-1"
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Mesa, Pirates fall in extra innings"
By Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Bucs lose tight one with Cards"
By Ed Eagle, MLB

"Cards edge Bucs on Molina's single"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Mulder shoots for seventh victory"
By Stephen A. Norris, MLB

"Notes: Grud gets breather"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"La Russa, Schilling spar in the media"
By Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Grudzielanek gets a day off -- well, sort of "
By Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Rick Hummel: La Russa's achievement puts Herzog in reflective mood"
By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Oquendo has follow-up tests"
By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Coaches help Cards plug gap at third"
By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"O'Neill's Hit And Run: Wed. Edition"
By Dan O'Neill, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Grudzielanek off to hot start in salary-drive season"
By The Associated Press/Jefferson City News Tribune

"Eckstein rebounds after errors"
By R. B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press/The Lebanon Daily Record

Cardinals Game Highlights
by MLB(Scroll down to mid-page under heading "Sights and Sounds")

AAA – Tacoma Rainiers 6, Memphis Redbirds 5 (11)
"Rainiers blow lead in ninth, recover to win"
By wire services/Seattle Post Intelligencer

"Pacific Coast League Notebook"
By John Wagner, Special to MLB

AA – Springfield Cardinals 11, Midland RockHounds 6
"Quick start helps Cards to easy win"
By Springfield News-Leader staff

"Record setting night for Cards in win"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

"Obenchain, 'Hounds pounded by Cardinals"
By Oscar Leroy, Midland Reporter Telegram/My West Texas

"Texas League Notebook"
By Mark Swanson, MLB

High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Sarasota Reds 1
"Key hits unlock Cardinals victory, 3-1"
(The Birdhouse News) Two key eighth-inning hits was the difference Tuesday night as the Palm Beach Cardinals triumphed over the Sarasota Reds 3-1. The Cardinals' first run of the night came in the fifth when Jonny Kaplan singled to left with two outs. Catcher Jason Motte made his only hit of the night count by doubling Kaplan home. With the game tied at one and a runner on second, Mike McCoy looped a one-out double left that scored Kaplan. A Rayner Laya single plated McCoy for the third Cardinals run of the night. Lefty Buddy Blair began the long road back to Double-A with a very strong seven-inning performance. Blair struck out seven and walked only one while allowing only three hits. Two of the three hits allowed came in the sixth inning on a two-out single that was followed by a run-scoring triple. That one run was all Blair allowed. Andy Cavazos pitched around a two-out single and a failed pick-off attempt for a scoreless eighth. Mark Worrell shut down the Reds in the ninth for his eighth save of the season. The victory evened the four-game series at one-all.

Low-A – Lansing Lugnuts 5, Swing of the Quad Cities 4 (12)
"Lugnuts turn tables on Swing"
By Ryan Holtmann, Quad-City Times

"Lugnuts topple Swing in twelve"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

"Toops at home behind plate"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

"Swing Scoreboard"
By Quad-City Times staff

"Bullpen providing plenty of relief for Swing"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

"Getting to know…Jarrett Hoffpauir"
- Swing of the Quad Cities website

Other Minor League News
"Justin Upton wins national honor"
By Kevin Czerwinski, MLB

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball notebook: May 25"
Compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"Sox back on top; Angels headed for fall (Power Rankings)"
By Dayn Perry, Special to Fox Sports

"More Reds could be jettisoned before season becomes terminal"
By Scott Miller, Sportsline

"Power Rankings: Awful Astros look ready to turn loose Rocket"
By Eric Mack, Sportsline

"Lopez headed to DL"
By wire services, ESPN

"Maddux not even thinking about leaving"
By Barry Rozner, Arlington Heights Daily Herald

"News, Notes and Quotes (May 25, 2005)"
By Aaron Gleeman, The Hardball Times

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