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L 3-5
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Cardinals closer Helsley OK for wild-card round vs Phillies

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing closer Ryan Helsley is available for Game 1 of their National League wild-card series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

Helsley hurt his finger in his final regular-season tune-up this week but was included on manager Oliver Marmol's roster, which was due about three hours before first pitch in St. Louis. He had jammed his right middle finger on a fluke play against the Pirates on Tuesday, but he threw during a workout Thursday and pronounced himself ready to go for the best-of-three series.

Helsley leads one of the best bullpens in baseball, which includes fellow flamethrower Jordan Hicks, who recently spent a couple of weeks on the injured list with neck spasms and fatigue in his right arm. Right-handers Giovanny Gallegos, Steven Matz and Andre Pallante were joined by left-handers Packy Naughton and Zack Thompson.

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Leaders
AVG: P. Goldschmidt.317
HR: P. Goldschmidt35
RBI: P. Goldschmidt115
SB: T. Edman32
W: M. Mikolas12
ERA: M. Mikolas3.29
Saves: R. Helsley19
K: M. Mikolas153
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9369.574-
Milwaukee 8676.5317
Chi Cubs 7488.45719
Cincinnati 62100.38331
Pittsburgh 62100.38331
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (10)
Runs: 772 (6)
Hits: 1386 (10)
Home Runs: 197 (10)
Stolen Bases: 95 (13)
OBP: .325 (5)
SLG: .420 (7)
Total Bases: 2309 (6)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.79 (10)
Runs Allowed: 637 (9)
Saves: 37 (23)
Strikeouts: 1177 (30)
OpBA: .247 (21)
OBP: .314 (18)
SLG: .382 (10)
Run Support: 4.84 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/5 J. Hicks Removed From 15-Day IL (Right arm fatigue)
10/5 D. Hudson Sent to Minors
10/5 M. Liberatore Called Up from Minors
10/5 J. Romero Sent to Minors
10/3 G. Gallegos Signed ( 2023-2024; Opt 2025)(two-year contract extension)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 J. Hicks Right arm fatigue (15-day IL)
9/17 T. O'Neill Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/7 D. Carlson Sprained left thumb (10-day IL)
7/24 S. Matz Strained left knee (15-day IL)
7/17 D. VerHagen Right hip surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
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