Worth noting

• In the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 5-2 win, Matheny took Matt Holliday out of the game because he'd been complaining of tightness in his left knee. Matheny wasn't sure when the flare-up occurred, but the outfielder is expected to play on Thursday.

• The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract with the Class A State College Spikes. The contract will maintain the affiliation between the Spikes and St. Louis through the 2016 season.

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