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• Right-hander Jake Westbrook (lower back strain) played catch on the outfield grass Sunday morning to test out his back. Westbrook hopes to resume throwing off the mound this week. He is not eligible to come off the disabled list until Sept. 6.

• The Reds' rotation lines up as follows for their visit to Busch Stadium: Mike Leake (11-5, 3.12 ERA) will pitch Monday, Mat Latos (13-4, 2.93 ERA) on Tuesday and Homer Bailey (8-10, 3.71 ERA) on Wednesday.

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• Right-hander Jake Westbrook (lower back strain) played catch on the outfield grass Sunday morning to test out his back. Westbrook hopes to resume throwing off the mound this week. He is not eligible to come off the disabled list until Sept. 6.

• The Reds' rotation lines up as follows for their visit to Busch Stadium: Mike Leake (11-5, 3.12 ERA) will pitch Monday, Mat Latos (13-4, 2.93 ERA) on Tuesday and Homer Bailey (8-10, 3.71 ERA) on Wednesday.

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• According to Elias Sports Bureau, with 19 home runs from the No. 2 hole this season, Carlos Beltran has set a single-season Cardinals record for long balls from that spot in the lineup. The previous mark of 18 was set by Chris Duncan in 2006. Sunday marked the 74th time this season that Beltran started and hit second in the batting order.

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

 

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