Worth noting

• Catcher Yadier Molina was given Sunday off after starting behind the plate in the first six games of the nine-game homestand. Molina has hit just .111 (2-for-18) over that span.

"We talked about this a while back to give him a day when we can," Matheny said. "He's fighting to get some luck more than anything else. He just needs a couple things to break."

• One day after Oscar Taveras made his debut in the Majors with a home run against the Giants, he was asked if he could believe it.

"Yeah, I believe it," the 21-year-old said simply.

• With Michael Wacha's six scoreless innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 2-0 victory, St. Louis has had 11 starts this season where its starter has gone six innings or more allowing no runs.

Alex Halsted is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.