Chris Carpenter throws to hitters

Updated: September 5, 2012, 12:06 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter threw 50 pitches on Tuesday in a three-inning simulated game, taking another step in a bid to bolster the club's NL wild-card chances.

The 37-year-old right-hander underwent surgery in July to relieve nerve compression that resulted in numbness on much of the right side of his body in July, with the hope he could return for spring training. He upped the ante Tuesday, four days after working two innings in Washington.

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