Worth noting

Worth noting

• After giving Daniel Descalso the start in Game 4, Matheny turned back to Kozma for Wednesday's Game 5 start at shortstop. Kozma made several key defensive plays late in Tuesday's win, and the Cardinals know that Game 5 starter Joe Kelly has a propensity to induce a lot of groundouts.

• Though the Cards did not hold batting practice before Wednesday afternoon's game, injured first baseman Allen Craig did take to the field to run. Craig has been increasing his level of baseball activity since getting clearance from a foot surgeon last week.

• The Cardinals are the first team in Major League history to have four rookies make at least four relief appearances in one postseason. Carlos Martinez, Seth Maness, Trevor Rosenthal and Kevin Siegrist have each already surpassed that threshold. Combined, they've posted a 1.67 ERA in 16 2/3 innings.

• Robinson estimated that he received about 70 calls and texts from family and friends after hitting a pinch-hit home run in the Cards' 4-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4. It was the first postseason pinch-hit blast by a Cardinals player since Chris Duncan went deep in Game 5 of the 2006 NLCS.

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