Holliday back in Cardinals lineup for Game 7

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday missed Sunday's NLCS Game 6 with back trouble, and some reports mentioned he looked even worse during the game, and there was speculation he might have to miss Game 7.

Speculation over! Holliday is back in the Cards' lineup (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates switch-hitter):

1. Jon Jay*, CF
2. Carlos Beltran#, RF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Allen Craig, 1B
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. David Freese, 3B
7. Daniel Descalso*, 2B
8. Peter Kozma, SS
9. Kyle Lohse, P

This lineup will be facing San Francisco Giants righthander Matt Cain, who gave them six hits and three runs in 6⅔ innings in Game 3, including a home run by Matt Carpenter, who isn't starting Game 7. Cain has a 4.67 ERA in three starts covering 17⅓ innings this postseason; at home he's started one game (Game 1 of the NLDS against the Reds) and allowed three runs in five innings in that contest. Overall at AT&T Park this season, Cain posted a 2.03 ERA and 0.904 WHIP; that's the Giants' best hope of winning, if he can hold the St. Louis offense down.

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