• As part of the organization's 'Cards Win, You Save' promotion, a select number of $19 tickets have been discounted to $4 for the upcoming home series against the Royals (June 2-3) and Mets (June 16-18). Those tickets, which are in the pavilion and terrace level, will be available beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday at cardinals.com/win.
• Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who became Arizona's chief baseball officer over the weekend, did not make the trip to St. Louis.
"We got off to a terrible start," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We're trying to get it turned around and are happy to have him on to assist us. I look forward to receiving his knowledge and wisdom, and get us moving in the right direction."
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Alex Halsted is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.