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Jhonny Peralta returned to the lineup after receiving the day off yesterday and hit in the No. 7 spot. Peralta is in the midst of a 2-for-32 slump to start the season and admitted that the move from the American League to the National League has been an adjustment.

"I need to see more pitching," Peralta said. "It's a little different. I don't know the pitcher or what the pitcher has. I don't want to use it as an excuse, but it's a little different than what I've seen in the American League."

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Jhonny Peralta returned to the lineup after receiving the day off yesterday and hit in the No. 7 spot. Peralta is in the midst of a 2-for-32 slump to start the season and admitted that the move from the American League to the National League has been an adjustment.

"I need to see more pitching," Peralta said. "It's a little different. I don't know the pitcher or what the pitcher has. I don't want to use it as an excuse, but it's a little different than what I've seen in the American League."

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• The Cardinals confirmed that Mark Ellis (patella tendinitis) is starting a rehab assignment today in Triple-A Memphis. Matheny said there is a chance Ellis could join the team in Milwaukee.

• Triple A-Memphis was blanked by Iowa in a 5-0 loss Saturday night. Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4.

Joe Harris is a contributor to MLB.com.

 

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