• After playing catch on the field Friday afternoon, closer Edward Mujica, who is dealing with tightness in his upper right back and neck, said he felt "much better." Even still, Mujica said he would not be available to pitch in Friday's game. The Cardinals will reevaluate the right-hander again before determining his status for Saturday.
• Matt Carpenter has been named the Cardinals' recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, an honor that recognizes players "who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The award is voted on by committees within the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. The overall MLB winner will be announced on Nov. 19.
• Second baseman Kolten Wong made his first career start at Busch Stadium on Friday. Wong struck out in a pinch-hit appearance on Thursday.
• TBS announced that it will televise the Cardinals-Braves game on Sunday. The start time remains 1:15 p.m. CT, and the game will still be broadcast by Fox Sports Midwest.
• With a last at-bat win on Thursday, Triple-A Memphis remains two games behind division-leading Omaha with 11 games remaining on the schedule. The win was Memphis' fourth in a row, but just its second this season when trailing after eight innings.
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