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One day at a time, Cardinals adding to best record in majors

Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition. Matheny prefers that his players ignore all that, too, just as they have the hacking investigation involving the Houston Astros that seems to have quieted down. The players can keep the franchise with the majors' best record rolling along by grinding out at-bats, grinding out innings, briefly savoring results and moving on. "I couldn't say I stuck my head in the sand so much I didn't know we won 50 games," Matheny said before the Cardinals raised their record to 51-24. "But it doesn't really do us any good...

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