Worth noting

Worth noting

• Starters Lance Lynn (4-0, 1.33 ERA) and Kyle Lohse (4-0, 1.62 ERA) each received votes for Major League Baseball's National League Pitcher of the Month award, but the April honor was won by Washington's Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 1.13 ERA).

• For the first time since landing on the disabled list, Lance Berkman (left calf strain) joined his teammates for batting practice on Wednesday. His biggest test, though, is mobility-related, and Berkman has not done any strenuous running. He is eligible to come off the DL on Friday, though it seems unlikely he will be ready.

• The Cardinals have named outfielder Oscar Taveras and right-hander Seth Maness the organization's Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April. Taveras, who is in Double-A, hit .340 with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and 21 RBIs in 23 April games. In five starts for high Class A Palm Beach, Maness went 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA. He struck out 21 and didn't walk a batter in 27 innings.

• With four more stolen bases on Tuesday, St. Louis has swiped 20 in 23 games. That total ranks third in the NL and marks the quickest the Cardinals have reached 20 steals since 2004. The Cards have a success rate of 80 percent, which is the Majors' fourth-best such mark.