Worth noting

Jeff Mathis started at catcher Saturday night for the fourth time in seven days. Manager Mike Redmond said Jarrod Saltalamacchia is battling a stiff back, so he's trying to give the starting backstop extra rest.

"We want to keep these guys as fresh as we can -- especially the catcher position," Redmond said. "These guys get banged up. These next two months are wear and tear for catchers for sure."

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