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Worth noting

Jhonny Peralta and Matt Holliday each extended long streaks of reaching base on Friday. Peralta had a hit and a walk and has reached base safely in 19 straight games. Holliday had an RBI double in the three-run fifth inning. He has reached base safely in all 16 home games this season. He also scored a run for the 17th time this season. The Cardinals are 14-3 when he has scored a run.

Yadier Molina has hit safely in every game this homestand (7-for-14, .500) and is on a five-game hitting streak entering Saturday's game. Molina has hits in 14 of the 15 home games with an average at home of .407 (24-59).

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