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• The Cardinals rested Carlos Beltran on Saturday, moving Allen Craig to right field to give the slumping outfielder a chance to catch his breath. Beltran has hit .214 in 43 games since the All-Star break. That has brought his season average down to .267. Beltran is 4-for-30 in the first eight games of this road trip.

• Top pitching prospect Shelby Miller made his final start of the season for Triple-A Memphis on Friday. He struck out nine in a winning six-inning effort. Miller allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks. He finished August with a 5-1 record and 2.89 ERA in six starts.

• The Cardinals' loss on Friday was their seventh straight at Nationals Park. St. Louis' last win here came more than two years ago. The club is 6-10 here all-time.

• Short-season Batavia sits one game behind first-place Auburn in the Pinckney division of the New York-Penn League. Including Saturday's game, the club has five games remaining as it makes a push for a postseason berth.

• The Cardinals rested Carlos Beltran on Saturday, moving Allen Craig to right field to give the slumping outfielder a chance to catch his breath. Beltran has hit .214 in 43 games since the All-Star break. That has brought his season average down to .267. Beltran is 4-for-30 in the first eight games of this road trip.

• Top pitching prospect Shelby Miller made his final start of the season for Triple-A Memphis on Friday. He struck out nine in a winning six-inning effort. Miller allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks. He finished August with a 5-1 record and 2.89 ERA in six starts.

• The Cardinals' loss on Friday was their seventh straight at Nationals Park. St. Louis' last win here came more than two years ago. The club is 6-10 here all-time.

• Short-season Batavia sits one game behind first-place Auburn in the Pinckney division of the New York-Penn League. Including Saturday's game, the club has five games remaining as it makes a push for a postseason berth.