Worth noting

• After facing only four left-handed starters in their last 24 games, the Cardinals will see three in a row during this series in Los Angeles. The matchups could be a test for the Cardinals, who have scored only three earned runs in 28 innings against the last four lefty starters they faced. The Cardinals enter this series batting .223 against lefties, compared to a .281 mark against right-handers.

• The Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to Kansas City in advance of his start against the Royals on Monday. St. Louis opens that series with a day game on Memorial Day, and the Cardinals' charter flight is not scheduled to land in Kansas City until late on Sunday night.

• The Cardinals opened the series in Los Angeles with the best road winning percentage (.667) and more road wins (16) than any other club in baseball. The last time the Cardinals notched 16 road wins through their first 47 games was 1987.

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