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Marco Scutaro injury: Giants 2B in the lineup for Game 3 after Holliday slide

Marco Scutaro injury talk centered more around the Matt Holliday takeout slide that left him banged up—you can watch a video of it here—than the actual status of the San Francisco Giants' second baseman, but it looks like that won't be a problem; he was in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals, popping out on a Kyle Lohse pitch in the top of the first inning.

Scutaro was outstanding after moving to the Giants midway through the 2012 season, hitting .362/.385/.473 across 51 games after struggling with the Colorado Rockies. The 36-year-old is an unlikely star for a team that's three wins away from appearing in the World Series, but they need him; their utility infielder is Ryan Theriot, who was an unlikely starter for a team that won the World Series just a year ago.

The Giants and the Cardinals are playing Game 3 at Busch Stadium; for injury news, analysis, and animated GIFs of people taking each other out, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis.