• With assistant coach Bengie Molina doubling as a DJ, the Cardinals held an hour-long workout at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Since the stadium speakers were quiet, Molina hooked up an iPod to a portable speaker so that batting practice could be held to tunes.
"We've just always been like this," Carlos Beltran said of the loose session. "This is the way we are. That's what it's all about. You need to have fun. It's the big leagues. In the big leagues, you're allowed to have fun, to play around."
• Only three other rookie pitchers have won their first two postseason starts with an ERA at least as low as that of Michael Wacha (0.64.), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That company includes Mike Boddicker (2-0, 0.00 in 1983), Dave Righetti (2-0, 0.00 in 1981) and Orlando Hernandez (2-0, 0.64 in 1998).
• Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday that he was not yet sure whether ailing shortstop Hanley Ramirez or outfielder Andre Ethier would be in the Game 3 lineup on Monday.