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• Entering play Sunday, Matt Carpenter had struck out once every 3.9 at-bats, compared to once every 6.4 at-bats in 2013.

"He has typically such a good eye," Matheny said. "He knows his zone, and there's some borderline ones that are kind of getting called right now -- not necessarily that they're called any differently for anybody else, but it's just a matter of him really getting locked in on his zone. … I mean, they're good pitches. They're consistently making really good pitches late in the count, but he's had a few uncharacteristic swings and misses, too, but that's going to happen to the best of them."

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• Entering play Sunday, Matt Carpenter had struck out once every 3.9 at-bats, compared to once every 6.4 at-bats in 2013.

"He has typically such a good eye," Matheny said. "He knows his zone, and there's some borderline ones that are kind of getting called right now -- not necessarily that they're called any differently for anybody else, but it's just a matter of him really getting locked in on his zone. … I mean, they're good pitches. They're consistently making really good pitches late in the count, but he's had a few uncharacteristic swings and misses, too, but that's going to happen to the best of them."

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• Matt Adams entered Sunday leading the National League with 14 multihit games.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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