• Encouraged by Allen Craig's swings on Monday and looking for another way to spark the right fielder's bat, manager Mike Matheny moved Craig into the second spot of the batting order on Tuesday night. Matheny did a similar lineup tweak last week to try to spark Peter Bourjos. It worked, as Bourjos answered with a multihit game and is 5-for-14 since.
"It looked like Allen," Matheny said of the single Craig lined to right-center in the eighth inning Monday. "And even the foul balls, you could just see he was trusting his hands a little bit more and not trying to force it. … Right now, it's just confidence because the swing mechanically looks right, and it's just a matter of having a little bit of success so you feel like you can get it done right as you walk into the box. I could see that presence is there a little more also."
• With a three-hit game on Monday, Matt Adams moved into the team lead with seven multihit games this season. He also leads the club with six doubles.
• Alex Reyes, rated the organization's sixth-best prospect per MLB.com's rankings, pitched three innings in his second start of the season for Class A Peoria (Ill.) on Monday. Reyes, 19, limited his opponent to one run and two hits but walked five. He also notched five strikeouts.
• Right-hander Kurt Heyer lifted Double-A Springfield (Mo.) to a 2-1 win on Monday by allowing one run over seven innings in his third start of the season. Heyer scattered seven hits and struck out three to pick up his first win. He was supported with RBIs from Jonathan Rodriguez and Mike O'Neill. Third baseman Patrick Wisdom, who had a two-hit game, scored the winning run.