Worth noting

Worth noting

• Both Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina were given the night off on Tuesday by Matheny. Allen Craig played right field while Matt Adams got the start at first base. Tony Cruz was in the lineup behind the plate.

• Two Cardinals were among the leaders in the first All-Star Ballot update released Tuesday. Yadier Molina (1,100,048), three-time National League All-Star, was leading all catchers. Six-time All-Star Carlos Beltran (1,212,030), who entered Tuesday tops in the NL with 15 home runs, was second among all outfielders behind the Dodgers' Matt Kemp, who paced the league with 1,952,910 votes.

• Weekly updates will be announced each Monday (American League) and Tuesday (NL) throughout June. The 83rd All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.