Worth noting

• Catcher Yadier Molina was given Sunday's game off as a routine day of rest, but the All-Star catcher has also struggled of late. Molina was hitting .128 (6-for-47) in the last 13 games, watching his average fall from .323 to .283.

Randy Choate became the sixth pitcher in Cardinals history to throw one pitch and record a win. Choate got Nationals center fielder Denard Span to ground out for the final out of the seventh Saturday night with the bases loaded.

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