• The Cardinals will have a designated hitter spot to fill for two games against the Royals, beginning on Monday. That will give the Cardinals a pair of opportunities to start first baseman Matt Adams, who has made just two starts since April 21. Adams entered Sunday batting .390 in 41 at-bats.
• Missouri native Cedric the Entertainer may have graduated from high school in St. Louis, but he was clad in Dodger blue for Sunday's game. Cedric the Entertainer -- née Cedric Kyles -- threw out a ceremonial first pitch and introduced the Dodgers lineup during the pregame ceremonies.
• The Cardinals are scheduled to face right-handers James Shields (2-5, 2.47 ERA) and Ervin Santana (3-4, 3.14 ERA) in their upcoming two games in Kansas City. That series will be followed by a two-game series against the Royals back in St. Louis.
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