The CardsBlog team is up and running again and we have all the news and notes that will get you ready for tonight’s game.

Adam Wainwright (12-10) pitched a five-hit shutout yesterday against the Houston Astros, leading the Cardinals to a 7-0 win.

— The Cardinals announced yesterday that they signed Jake Westbrook to a one-year extension plus a mutual option for 2014. He will be paid 8.75 million in 2013 and 9.5 million in 2014 if the option is picked up.

— With the Pittsburgh Pirates losing to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, the Cardinals are now just a half game behind the second wild card spot.

— Tonight, the Cardinals will take on the Houston Astros for the middle game of a three-game set where Bud Norris will oppose Kyle Lohse. All pre and post game information can be found on CardsBlog.