• Michael Wacha is scheduled to undergo another MRI exam on Monday, after which the Cardinals are hopeful that the right-hander will be cleared to resume a throwing program. If Wacha does begin throwing this week, the organization projects that he will return to the club in early September. Wacha has been sidelined since mid-June with a stress reaction in his right shoulder.
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kolten Wong and Jhonny Peralta are the first Cardinals middle infielders to homer in the same game twice in a season since 1963, when Julian Javier and Dick Groat accomplished the feat.
• Lefty Marco Gonzales earned a no-decision despite a strong 6 1/3-inning start for Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. Gonzales scattered seven hits and didn't walk a batter while allowing one run. He struck out seven.
• The Cardinals named left-hander Tim Cooney (Triple-A) and outfielder Magneuris Sierra (Rookie level) the organization's respective pitcher and player of the month for July. Cooney went 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in four starts. He struck out 24 and walked five in 27 2/3 innings. Sierra, signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2012, hit .439 with a .489 on-base percentage in 82 at-bats for the Gulf Coast League affiliate. Sierra, 18, leads the GCL in average (.390), hits (46) and OPS (.985).
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