St. Louis Cardinals

MLB schedule: Mets vs. KC and Cardinals vs. Pirates to open 2016 season

NEW YORK (AP) — The champion Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in a World Series rematch when the 2016 Major League Baseball season starts in April with three Sunday openers. Next year's schedule also includes two games in Puerto Rico between Pittsburgh and Miami.

Cardinals' Lance Lynn has Tommy John surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn has had Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined all of next season.

Alex Reyes

Cardinals minor league pitcher Alex Reyes suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Cardinals make qualifying offers to Heyward, Lackey

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have made $15.8 million qualifying offers to outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher John Lackey, free agents who were instrumental on the NL Central title team.

Cards exercise $11.5M option on Garcia, decline on Broxton

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have exercised their $11.5 million option on left-hander Jaime Garcia and declined their $9 million mutual option on right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton, who gets a $2 million buyout.

Momentum on the Royals' side after comeback in Houston

The decisive Game 5 is set for Wednesday in Kansas City after the Astros blew a chance to clinch Monday, squandering a four-run lead in the last two innings and falling 9-6 to the Royals.

Cardinals' Matheny offers no excuses for postseason exit

"We've done a really good job all season of not relying on any excuses," Mike Matheny said. "Regardless of who we didn't have, we felt that next man up was going to get the job done."

Power leads Cubs to Game 4 victory over the Cardinals; Chicago advances to NLCS

It is the first postseason series win for Chicago since 2003.