• Catcher Yadier Molina entered Saturday riding a 15-game hitting streak, tying him for the longest active hitting streak in the Majors. Nolan Arenado of Colorado has it equaled. Molina is closing in on the franchise's longest hitting streak by a catcher which is 20 games, set by Walker Cooper in 1944.
• While the Cardinals collected their fifth shutout of the season on Friday, the organization's Triple-A affiliate secured its second. Angel Castro (2-2) pitched the first five innings before handing the game over to Jorge Rondon, Keith Butler and David Aardsma. Memphis finished with 15 hits -- one from every position player in the starting lineup -- in the 8-0 win.
• Matheny started Mark Ellis and Peter Bourjos on Saturday in order to stack his lineup with right-handed batters against Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano. Bourjos entered the game 1-for-16 against lefties this season but 5-for-14 in his career against Liriano.
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