• Matt Carpenter entered Saturday riding a six-game hit streak. In that time, he's hit .375 (9-for-24).
• Matheny expects the Cardinals to call up an extra pitcher for next Saturday's day/night doubleheader against Chicago. The doubleheader includes a makeup game at 1:15 CT after the May 14 game between the two franchises was rained out.
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