• Manager Mike Matheny went with a right-handed-heavy lineup against D-backs lefty starter Wade Miley in Thursday's series finale. Shane Robinson made his first start since returning from Triple-A, while Mark Ellis -- 10-for-23 with four homers in his career against Miley -- started at second. Adams, who is hitting .139 against lefties, was out of the lineup for the first time since May 2.
• The Cardinals' three Triple-A outfield prospects -- Oscar Taveras (No. 1), Stephen Piscotty (No. 2) and Randal Grichuk (No. 11) -- each tallied multihit games in Memphis' 7-4 win Wednesday. Grichuk drove in two with a double and home run. Taveras had three hits, including an RBI single. Piscotty finished 3-for-5.
• Matheny disclosed that left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist was available on Wednesday only in an emergency situation. Siegrist was, however, expected to be an option out of the bullpen on Thursday. Recent usage led Matheny to take Siegrist out of the mix in the second game of this series.
• Jason Motte, who completed his return from Tommy John surgery by pitching 1 2/3 innings in his season debut on Wednesday, said on Thursday that he has no unusual next-day soreness. Matheny would not hint at whether he would be comfortable using Motte on consecutive days after the multiple-inning appearance.
• The Reds' rotation lines up as such for the Cardinals' upcoming visit to Cincinnati: Homer Bailey (3-3, 5.44 ERA) will start on Friday, Tony Cingrani (2-3, 3.76 ERA) on Saturday, and Mike Leake (2-3, 2.91 ERA) on Sunday. Both weekend games will be televised nationally.
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