After having Matt Holliday cover the designated hitter spot on Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals have Carlos Beltran taking a day off from playing the field as they face the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Without any obvious option to DH during the interleague series, the Cardinals have rotated their veteran hitters through the role.
Here's the Cardinals' full lineup for Wednesday:
Lineup vs Tigers: Furcal SS, Schumaker CF, Holliday LF, Beltran DH, Craig RF, Molina C, Freese 3B, Adams 1B, Descalso 2B, Westbrook P— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 20, 2012
And the Tigers' lineup:
Tonight's lineup: Jackson 8, Berry 7, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Young dh, Boesch 9, Peralta 6, Santiago 4, Laird 2. Porcello is starting— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 20, 2012
So far, the Cardinals are 4-6 during their extended stretch against AL Central opponents. After finishing the series against Detroit, the Cardinals play three against the Royals before heading to Miami to face the Marlins.
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