Worth noting

Worth noting

• Yadier Molina collected his 1,000th career hit with a second-inning infield single on Tuesday. The crowd recognized the achievement by giving Molina a standing ovation, and the ball he hit was taken out of play so it could be kept in safekeeping. With 1,000 hits as a Cardinal, Molina now ranks 33rd on the franchise's all-time hits list.

• Bothered by a bruised left knee, outfielder Carlos Beltran was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday. Matheny described Beltran as "close" to being cleared to return, and Matheny did not rule out Beltran being back in the lineup as early as Wednesday.

• Chris Corrigan, who threw a perfect game for high Class A Palm Beach last week, has now been honored as the Florida State League's Pitcher of the Week. Corrigan struck out nine in the 94-pitch effort against the Charlotte Stone Crabs last Wednesday. It was Corrigan's final start of the Minor League season.

• Double-A Springfield is set to open its Texas League playoff series against Tulsa on the road Wednesday night. The winner of the best-of-five series will earn a spot in the championship series next week.

• Jackson and Chambers arrived from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday as part of the Cardinals' wave of September callups. With the additions of Jackson, Chambers and Miller, St. Louis now has 31 active players.