Worth noting

• Maddon inserted starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi as his No. 8 hitter Tuesday night and said playing in National League parks prompts game-by-game decisions.

"A lot of it has to do with bringing over to the top part of the batting order, and the other part is the ability to pinch-hit a little bit sooner if necessary," Maddon said.

• Maddon watched the Cardinals and Dodgers on Sunday night from across Busch Stadium at Ballpark Village.

"Tremendous vibe that they've got going on here," said Maddon, who grew up as a Cardinals fan. "As a kid, I was definitely attracted to it heavily. You look at the [retired] numbers up on the board right there. It's all about the fans. The fans here are phenomenal. It's a different place."

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