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• Center fielder Jon Jay has started 32 straight games for the Cardinals, but manager Mike Matheny is not looking to find a way to get Jay some time off any time soon. Asked when Jay might be due for a day of rest, Matheny joked: "I was thinking like November."

Playing a full season is not new territory for Jay, who appeared in more games last season (159) than anyone else on the club. He started 107 of those. This year, Jay ranks second in the National League with a .306 batting average from the leadoff position.

• The Astros' rotation for their upcoming series against the Cardinals lines up as follows: Fernando Abad (0-5, 5.11 ERA) will pitch on Monday, followed by Lucas Harrell (10-10, 3.89) on Tuesday and Bud Norris (5-13, 5.05) on Wednesday. The same three starters faced St. Louis in a series last week. The Cardinals swept that series.

• Lance Berkman is expected to rejoin the team in Houston, which is also his hometown, on Monday. He will remain with the Cardinals for the rest of the season as he continues to rehab from recent knee surgery.

• Center fielder Jon Jay has started 32 straight games for the Cardinals, but manager Mike Matheny is not looking to find a way to get Jay some time off any time soon. Asked when Jay might be due for a day of rest, Matheny joked: "I was thinking like November."

Playing a full season is not new territory for Jay, who appeared in more games last season (159) than anyone else on the club. He started 107 of those. This year, Jay ranks second in the National League with a .306 batting average from the leadoff position.

• The Astros' rotation for their upcoming series against the Cardinals lines up as follows: Fernando Abad (0-5, 5.11 ERA) will pitch on Monday, followed by Lucas Harrell (10-10, 3.89) on Tuesday and Bud Norris (5-13, 5.05) on Wednesday. The same three starters faced St. Louis in a series last week. The Cardinals swept that series.

• Lance Berkman is expected to rejoin the team in Houston, which is also his hometown, on Monday. He will remain with the Cardinals for the rest of the season as he continues to rehab from recent knee surgery.