St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman reacts to being caught stealing second in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman rounds third and heads home to score on a single by David Freese during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman would like to stay in St. Louis, no matter how the Cardinals finish the season.
The Cardinals signed Berkman to a one-year, $8 million free agent contract last December and he's having a big comeback year with 29 homers, 78 RBIs and a .290 average. He's been healthy, too, appearing in 114 games and making routine plays in right field.
Berkman said Wednesday he believes the Cardinals are not far away from being contenders, although they're fast running out of time this year. The Cardinals are 10-13 since acquiring Edwin Jackson and Rafael Furcal at the trade deadline and are 10 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who are on a 24-5 tear.
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