Worth noting

Worth noting

• Entering Friday's action, the top two winning percentages in the National League came from the Central Division. Pittsburgh entered play with a .602 mark, followed by the Cardinals' .589 mark. The Reds checked in fourth at .550.

"I'm not surprised by it," said pitcher Jake Westbrook. "It's definitely a tough division. We definitely have our work cut out for us."

• The Cardinals could go hitless in their next 131 at-bats with runners in scoring position and still boast the Majors' best batting average with runners in scoring position. The team's .335 average is the best with runners in scoring position in more than 50 years, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• After its 13-0 win on Thursday, St. Louis is now 14-0 when it scores 10 or more runs in a game.

Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.