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Holliday to have appendectomy

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday (7) gets a high-five from Colby Rasmus after Holliday's home run during a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, March 14, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday (7) gets a high-five from Colby Rasmus after Holliday's home run during a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, March 14, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday follows through on a home run during a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, March 14, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday follows through on a home run during a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, March 14, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is having an appendectomy a day after hitting a home run in St. Louis' season opener.

The team said in a statement that the surgery is scheduled for Friday in St. Louis. They didn't say how long Holliday will be sidelined.

He was 3 for 4 and hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's 5-3, 11-inning loss to the San Diego Padres.

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