• Entering play Sunday, Matt Carpenter had struck out once every 3.9 at-bats, compared to once every 6.4 at-bats in 2013.
"He has typically such a good eye," Matheny said. "He knows his zone, and there's some borderline ones that are kind of getting called right now -- not necessarily that they're called any differently for anybody else, but it's just a matter of him really getting locked in on his zone. … I mean, they're good pitches. They're consistently making really good pitches late in the count, but he's had a few uncharacteristic swings and misses, too, but that's going to happen to the best of them."
• Matt Adams entered Sunday leading the National League with 14 multihit games.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.