• Although he has yet to resume hitting or catching, catcher Tony Cruz said Saturday that his fractured left forearm is feeling better. In addition to rest and ice, Cruz is receiving daily ultrasound treatments on his injured arm. He was unsure whether he will be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 30.
• After hitting only nine home runs in July, the Cardinals entered Saturday having already connected for 19 in 22 August games. That total ranks tied for seventh in the National League.
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