• The Cardinals had not planned Friday as a day off for Yadier Molina, but after asking him to catch for 12 innings in Thursday's win, the Cardinals decided to alter his schedule. Molina is expected to be back behind the plate over the weekend.
• For the first time this season, right-hander Chris Carpenter has joined the team on the road. Though Carpenter has not resumed throwing, manager Mike Matheny asked the veteran right-hander to consider making this trip with the club. He hopes Carpenter considers taking the final two road trips of the season, as well.
"I'm not trying to take him away from his family," Matheny said, "but I love having him around."
• A few more spots remain in Adam Wainwright's "Waino's World of Fantasy Football" charity event. Interested participants must sign up before next Friday, the date of the live fantasy football draft at Busch Stadium. For an entry fee of $2,500 -- all of which will be split between two charities -- participants get to play a full season of fantasy football against Wainwright, Freese, Allen Craig or Matt Holliday. For full details on the charity initiative, visit http://wainosworld.com.
• Matt Carpenter is on pace to pass Rogers Hornsby for the franchise's single-season record for doubles by a second baseman. Hornsby hit 46 in 1922. With his double on Thursday, Carpenter has 40 through the team's first 120 games.
• After Friday's game, Allen Craig had his left elbow wrapped at the spot where Jake Arrieta hit him with a 94-mph second-inning fastball. Craig said his elbow was sore, but OK.
"It could have been worse, for sure," Craig said. "It's just an annoying sore."
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