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Chris Carpenter in, Matt Holliday out

Updated: October 28, 2011, 7:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will pitch Game 7 of the World Series Friday night, while left fielder Matt Holliday will not play because of a wrist injury.

The team confirmed manager Tony La Russa's selection for the deciding game against the Texas Rangers several hours before the first pitch Friday night.

La Russa said he decided Friday morning after consulting with pitching coach Dave Duncan, who gave the thumbs up.

"Dave had a real heart-to-heart with him ...

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