Matt Holliday returns to Cardinals lineup -

Matt Holliday returns to Cardinals lineup


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals cleanup hitter Matt Holliday is back in the starting lineup against San Francisco, nine days after undergoing an appendectomy.

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Holliday is batting in his usual cleanup spot against the Giants on Sunday. He had played in only one game this year, going 3 for 4 with a home run in the team's season-opening loss to San Diego.

The Cardinals had lost three straight games and were 2-6 this season, their worst start since 1997.

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