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Worth noting

• For the first time since coming off the disabled list, Yadier Molina was in the lineup on consecutive days Sunday. Molina, who went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win, said that his right knee has so far responded well to his return behind the plate.

• The Cardinals announced that more than $100,000 was raised for the organization's charitable foundation at Sunday's fourth annual Cardinals Care 6K. The race, which had about 1,000 participants, has become a tribute to Stan Musial, whose No. 6 has long been retired by the Cardinals. Sunday's race started at the Musial Statue at 8:06 a.m. CT, and two of Musial's grandchildren ran in it. Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte helped hand out medals at the finish line.

• The Cardinals have still not stayed in the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel since pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead from a heart attack in his room at that location during the Cardinals' June 2002 trip to Chicago. More than 10 years have passed since then, but for manager Mike Matheny, trips to Chicago continues to remind him of the tragedy that took the life of his former teammate.

He said he thought about Kile as he drove by the Westin on Sunday morning and refused to consider a dining recommendation that would have brought him back to the hotel.

"Somebody told me about the restaurant in the bottom floor and how good it was," said Matheny. "I told them I had no interest in going there. That was a bad day."

• The Brewers are scheduled to start the following pitchers during the Cardinals' upcoming three-game visit to Milwaukee: Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.71 ERA) on Monday, Kyle Lohse (8-8, 3.17 ERA) on Tuesday and Tom Gorzelanny (3-4, 2.95 ERA) on Wednesday. With Lohse going on Tuesday and Edwin Jackson pitching against the Cardinals on Sunday, St. Louis will face two pitchers who were on the its 2011 World Series championship club in a three-day span.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB.
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