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Worth noting

• Matt Carpenter entered Sunday's game with a seven-game hit streak. In that stretch, Carpenter -- who has been the leadoff hitter in 127 of the Cardinals' 129 games, including Sunday -- is hitting .367 (11-for-30).

• The Cardinals won in their final at-bat for the fifth time this month on Saturday. It's the most in one month since they won five straight in September 2011.

• The Cardinals entered Sunday going for a series win in Philadelphia for the first time since 2006.

Michael Radano is a contributor to
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