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Cards' Holliday scratched for Game 6

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)

Left fielder Matt Holliday has been scratched from the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup because of lower back tightness just before Game 6 of the NL championship series against the San Francisco Giants.

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Allen Craig shifted from first base to left field and is batting fourth Sunday night. Matt Carpenter will play first and bat second, while right fielder Carlos Beltran slides back a spot to third in the order.

Holliday is batting .222 with one home run and seven RBI in the postseason.

In Game 2 at San Francisco, Holliday slid hard and late into second baseman Marco Scutaro. Scutaro injured his left hip but has played in every game since.

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