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Lance Berkman to have knee surgery

Updated: September 11, 2012, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Lance Berkman is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his troublesome right knee Tuesday, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals without a dangerous bat as they try to secure a playoff spot.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced the news Monday before his team played the San Diego Padres. The defending World Series champions began the night with a 1½-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the second NL wild card.

Berkman, who had surgery on the same ...

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