• Both Brock Peterson and Shane Robinson earned starts on Saturday as Matheny went with a right-handed heavy lineup against lefty starter James Paxton.
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Cardinals' walk-off win on a passed ball was just the second such occurrence in the Majors over the last six seasons. The other came on April 27, 2012, when the Yankees topped the Tigers on Alex Avila's passed ball. Before Friday, the last Cardinals victory to come via a passed ball was against the Giants in 1979.
• Though Matheny said he was not aware that, before Friday, he was the most recent Cardinals catcher to throw out two attempting basestealers in the same inning, he remained impressed by catcher Yadier Molina's ninth-inning throws a day later. With the game tied, Molina first threw out Endy Chavez, who was in motion on a called hit-and-run, to complete a double play. Then, after a single by Dustin Ackley, he also caught him trying to swipe second.
"With Yadi, they don't normally try once," Matheny said. "I think he's earned that reputation. Those were two really good throws … that second throw was as picture perfect as you could ever ask, as far as the exchange, footwork, throw itself. It was real impressive."
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.