Holliday, Furcal back in Cardinals’ lineup

Matt Holliday is back in the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup after

missing nine games with a tendon injury on his right middle

finger.

He rejoins a St. Louis team that entered the day trailing

Atlanta by three games in the NL wild-card race with five games

left.

Rafael Furcal also returned for Saturday’s game against the

Chicago Cubs after sitting out one game. The shortstop committed

five errors in his last six games, and mishandled a potential

double play ball that launched the New York Mets’ six-run ninth in

St. Louis’ 8-6 loss on Thursday.

Holliday was batting fifth instead of cleanup for the first

time, hitting behind Lance Berkman.