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Molina, Schumaker get breather in finale

Molina, Schumaker get breather in finale

Molina, Schumaker get breather in finale
PHILADELPHIA -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has not gotten a day off since Sept. 4, discounting scheduled off-days on Sept. 8 and 15.

It was time.

"Yadier would be a push," manager Tony La Russa said. "But you have [Gerald] Laird, who works [starter Kyle] Lohse well and has some experience with [Phillies starter Roy] Halladay."

Nick Punto also started at second base in place of Skip Schumaker.

"I like the lineup," La Russa said. "I just don't like who we're facing."

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