Worth noting

Allen Craig remained in the Cardinals' lineup Monday, a day after he took an 89 mph sinker to the helmet in the third inning of Sunday's loss. Craig felt no symptoms and went to first base on the play.

• Triple-A Memphis starter Tim Cooney was named the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday. He tossed a one-hit shutout as Memphis defeated the Iowa Cubs, 4-0, Thursday.

Cooney was one out from recording the first no-hitter in Redbirds franchise history before Iowa's Arismendy Alcantara singled to left.

• Monday's game against Kansas City marked the first of nine consecutive games against American League opponents for the Cardinals. Following the two-game series at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals will travel to Kansas City for two games, followed by Toronto for three and Tampa Bay for two.

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