Darwin Barney got his average back near .300 (.296) by going 2-for-5 on Sunday, after a 3-for-23 (.130) lull in his previous five games. Closer Carlos Marmol was riding a scoreless streak of 25 1/3 innings -- a franchise record -- before giving up Ryan Theriot's game-tying two-out double on a 2-and-2 pitch in the ninth inning on Sunday. Reds: Volquez getting back on track
Volquez has allowed three earned runs in two starts and 14 1/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville since being sent down with an ERA of 6.35 after his first 10 starts of the season with the big club. Third baseman Scott Rolen is expected to return after taking Sunday off to get over a cold -- and to recover from a 3-for-18 (.167) slump. Worth noting
Carlos Zambrano did his typical Busch Stadium best to help the Cubs avoid being swept out of St. Louis. By holding the Cardinals to one run across seven innings, Big Z lowered his career ERA in the park to 1.73 for eight starts.