Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Cardinals reported to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon and had the option of taking part in a short workout. Most of the pitchers threw on the outfield grass, and some of the position players took swings in the indoor batting cages. The Red Sox held a workout at the ballpark in the early evening.

• Matheny said that the Cards have no lingering concerns about Carlos Beltran's playability for the rest of the World Series. Beltran returned to the lineup on Thursday night after suffering a right rib contusion the night before.

"He looked pretty normal to me [Thursday]," Matheny said. "Not a lot of apprehension. I didn't see him wincing when he was taking swings, and [he was] moving pretty well in the outfield, good jumps."

• The Cardinals' win over Boston in Game 2 snapped the Red Sox's club-record nine-game winning streak in World Series games. That is tied for the fourth-longest winning streak in World Series history.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.