• Top prospect Oscar Taveras connected for his first home run of the season in Memphis' 9-0 win on Friday night. Infielder Greg Garcia also homered twice in the Triple-A game. Right-hander Angel Castro pitched five scoreless innings.
• Five pitchers, including the organization's Minor League pitcher of the year Zach Petrick, combined to pitch a shutout for Double-A Springfield in its 1-0 win on Friday. Petrick struck out eight, walked one and gave up two hits in five innings.
• Kolten Wong is the only Cardinals' player to have hit safely in each of the team's first four games. He and Matt Adams entered Saturday tied with a team-best .438 on-base percentage.
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