Berkman, Rasmus out of Cardinals’ lineup

Lance Berkman is not in the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup after

receiving a cortisone injection in his left wrist.

Colby Rasmus also was scratched due to overall fatigue after

manager Tony La Russa talked with the center fielder before

Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

Jon Jay, who had been second in the original lineup, batted

cleanup for the first time in place of Rasmus. Rookie Matt

Carpenter was moved up from sixth to second.

Only four spots stayed the same, including Albert Pujols in the

third slot.

La Russa said Berkman got the injection to address general

soreness from an injury sustained making a diving catch last

month.