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Shadows should not play factor in Game 4

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel

(BaseballStL) -- Shadows were the topic of discussion once the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies were scheduled to play Game 3 in the late afternoon sun.

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The shadow near the mound reached into the outfield around 5 p.m. CT which is the scheduled start time for Game 4 on Wednesday.

The Cardinals announced earlier this season the team would no longer schedule any late afternoon games that is not televised nationally.

Player have complained the shadow from the mound to home plate makes it more difficult for the hitters.

Cardinals will start Edwin Jackson against Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt for Game 4.

 

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