• Before Monday's game, a moment of silence was observed at PNC Park for those who were affected by Monday's explosions in Boston. The television in the Cardinals' clubhouse was turned to the news Monday afternoon while news of the Boston Marathon bombing was unfolding.
• Matt Adams, who played college ball at Pittsburgh-area Slippery Rock University, found himself with several fan and media requests Monday, which marked his first visit to PNC Park. If Adams is to make a start in the series, it will most likely be Wednesday, as he will not start against lefty Jonathan Sanchez in the second game of the three-game set.
• Sanchez will be just the second left-handed starter to oppose the Cardinals this season. Manager Mike Matheny said that could set up as a matchup suited for starting outfielder Shane Robinson. After having the best Spring Training of any Cardinals position player, Robinson has not started a game in the regular season.
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