St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman hits a game winning RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman have minor injuries and are being held out of the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup for the finale of a four-game homestand against the Houston Astros.
Holliday left Wednesday night's game with a tight left quadriceps after stretching to make a running catch at the warning track. Berkman was removed as a precaution with tightness in his right wrist after charging to make a diving catch.
Manager Tony La Russa said Holliday might be available to pinch hit Thursday against the Astros. Berkman is day to day with a sprained right wrist.
Allen Craig started in left field and batted cleanup. Colby Rasmus was back in center field after missing four games with an abdominal pull. Jon Jay, who started in center while Rasmus was out, was in right.
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