Through Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals had dropped all 33 games in which they trailed after six innings.
But the Cardinals on Sunday overcame a 2-0 deficit and defeated Milwaukee 3-2. On Tuesday, they trailed the Boston Red Sox 2-1 after six and rallied for another 3-2 victory.
"The only benefit I see --just being on teams that had a lot of difficulty coming back late in the game --is you don't sense that, 'Hey, we can do this,'" Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "You need to do it in order to feel like you can.
"I think that's what we've seen. We've had a couple big wins where we've had some good energy late and some good at-bats late that ended up changing the score and obviously the momentum. Those (games) can be built on."
The Cardinals are 1-38 when trailing after seven innings and 0-42 when behind after eight innings. The only victory St. Louis has when trailing after seven innings is a 9-6 decision over the Colorado Rockies on June 25 in Denver.
Colorado led 6-5 after seven, but the Cardinals scored two in the eighth and two in the ninth to get rookie left-hander Marco Gonzales off the hook for a loss in his first major-league start.
TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle, who is credited with turning around the career of Cardinals All-Star third baseman Matt Carpenter, on Wednesday saw Carpenter play for the first time in St. Louis. It was Schlossnagle's first trip to Busch Stadium III.
Schlossnagle had seen Carpenter play on just one other occasion --last season at venerable Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Carpenter was injured as a senior at TCU. Schlossnagle told Carpenter he could forget about baseball and start coaching or come back for his senior year.
Carpenter returned as a fifth-year senior, lost weight and rededicated himself to baseball. The rest is history.
Schlossnagle sat in box seats behind home plate with Carpenter's wife, Mackenzie.
The Cardinals will employ a designated hitter this weekend when they visit Baltimore for their final interleague series of the season.
Matheny on Wednesday wouldn't commit to the identity of the designated hitter, but Matt Holliday might have the inside track.
"The first place you go is trying to figure out how to maybe get our guys a little better rest," Matheny said. "We've got a couple of outfielders that are capable of going out there and doing a great job for us and still (enable) us to keep Holliday's bat in the lineup. That's going to certainly be a consideration."
The Cardinals have announced their rotation for the series against the Orioles: Justin Masterson at 6:15 p.m. Friday, John Lackey at 3:05 p.m. Saturday and Lance Lynn at 12:35 p.m. Sunday.
Baltimore will counter with Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman. The Cardinals began Wednesday with a 6-9 record in interleague games.