• Though manager Mike Matheny started the same eight position players for each of the two games against the Cubs, he bumped Jon Jay into the six-hole on Wednesday, one slot above third baseman David Freese. Matheny said several factors were behind the batting-order flip-flop, including the desire to have Jay -- who entered Wednesday 9-for-17 on the road trip -- serve as protection behind Yadier Molina.
• After an off-day on Thursday, the Cardinals will welcome the Rockies to town for a three-game series. Colorado is scheduled to start Jon Garland (2-2, 4.75 ERA) on Friday, Jhoulys Chacin (3-1, 2.56 ERA) on Saturday and Jorge De La Rosa (3-3, 3.52 ERA) on Sunday.
• Mitchell Boggs and Marc Rzepczynski made scoreless relief appearances in Triple-A Memphis' 3-2 win over Sacramento on Tuesday. Kolten Wong and Brock Peterson each had two hits in the game.
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