• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Friday marked the first time in franchise history that three Cardinals pitchers allowed multiple homers in the same game. Justin Masterson, Nick Greenwood and Sam Freeman were each tagged with two homers in the 12-2 loss.
• After giving Jhonny Peralta the final three innings off in Friday's loss, manager Mike Matheny used his shortstop as the team's designated hitter on Saturday. Peralta had started each of the team's last 25 games at short. In 21 career games as a DH, Peralta has a .240/.286/.320 slash line with nine RBIs.
• Outfielder Randal Grichuk extended his hitting streak to a season-high eight games in Triple-A Memphis' loss on Friday. Lefty starter Marco Gonzales allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, walked one and struck out five over seven innings in a no-decision.
• Double-A Springfield (Mo.) banged out a season-high 20 hits in a 10-6 win over Midland (Texas) on Friday. Seven players in the starting lineup finished with multi-hit games, including Cody Stanley, who paced the offense with a four-hit night. Breyvic Valera and Rafael Ortega each had three-hit games.
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