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• Lance Berkman is still scheduled to begin his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Berkman, who has been on the disabled list because of right knee soreness, fielded ground balls at Busch Stadium on Thursday. He has increased his running this week, too.

• The Reds' rotation against the Cardinals in this weekend's series lines up as such: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.56 ERA) will start on Friday, followed by Mike Leake (5-8, 4.59) on Saturday and Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.11) on Sunday.

• With his win on Wednesday, Kyle Lohse became just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to win 13 of his first 15 decisions in a season. Joining Lohse (13-2) in that group are Dizzy Dean (13-2 in 1936), Ted Wilks (14-1 in 1944) and Harry Brecheen (13-2 in 1944).

• The Cardinals entered Thursday having not homered since the fifth inning of their Aug. 15 game against Arizona. Still, St. Louis ranks seventh in the National League with 128 home runs this year.

• Lance Berkman is still scheduled to begin his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Berkman, who has been on the disabled list because of right knee soreness, fielded ground balls at Busch Stadium on Thursday. He has increased his running this week, too.

• The Reds' rotation against the Cardinals in this weekend's series lines up as such: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.56 ERA) will start on Friday, followed by Mike Leake (5-8, 4.59) on Saturday and Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.11) on Sunday.

• With his win on Wednesday, Kyle Lohse became just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to win 13 of his first 15 decisions in a season. Joining Lohse (13-2) in that group are Dizzy Dean (13-2 in 1936), Ted Wilks (14-1 in 1944) and Harry Brecheen (13-2 in 1944).

• The Cardinals entered Thursday having not homered since the fifth inning of their Aug. 15 game against Arizona. Still, St. Louis ranks seventh in the National League with 128 home runs this year.