• Jon Jay entered Friday night's series opener with a 12-game hit streak. During the streak, he hit .514 (18-for-35) with two home runs.
• The Cardinals' offense has been on a tear since Aug. 13, entering Friday's action hitting .296 and having scored the second-most runs in the National League with 43 over the previous seven games.
Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.