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• Reliever Edward Mujica returned to his home in Miami on the off-day Thursday to see his 3-month-old daughter, Brianna. Mujica was acquired at the July 31 Trade Deadline from Miami just 21 days after Brianna was born. He had not seen his daughter since the trade. His wife Erika kept Edward updated through daily photos.

• The Cardinals finished the 2012 campaign on the road with a 38-43 mark. They won five of their final seven road contests.

• Matheny, in his first season as manager, is enjoying the pennant race pressure of the past few weeks. "I love playing these games with meaning," he said. "The buzz, the excitement when the guys walk in here. The weather changing, the fans buzzing. This is just an incredible atmosphere."

• Reliever Edward Mujica returned to his home in Miami on the off-day Thursday to see his 3-month-old daughter, Brianna. Mujica was acquired at the July 31 Trade Deadline from Miami just 21 days after Brianna was born. He had not seen his daughter since the trade. His wife Erika kept Edward updated through daily photos.

• The Cardinals finished the 2012 campaign on the road with a 38-43 mark. They won five of their final seven road contests.

• Matheny, in his first season as manager, is enjoying the pennant race pressure of the past few weeks. "I love playing these games with meaning," he said. "The buzz, the excitement when the guys walk in here. The weather changing, the fans buzzing. This is just an incredible atmosphere."