Matheny lineup switch plays Adams, rests Craig

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny changed his lineup
several hours before game-time to get power-hitting Matt Adams on
the card.

The revised lineup had Adams batting sixth and playing first
base in his second start of the month and Allen Craig getting a
night off Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers and
right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Matheny said it was just a rest for
Craig, and that he’d back in the lineup Thursday against lefty
Hyun-Jin Ryu.

The 24-year-old Adams hit his third pinch homer of the season
Tuesday night and was batting .290 with nine homers and 34 RBIs in
176 at-bats.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he hadn’t had time to look
closely at the Cardinals’ lineup card before getting the revised
version.