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Carlos Beltran not in Cards' lineup

Updated: October 18, 2012, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran was not in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup for Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night, a day after injuring his left knee while running out a double-play grounder.

Rookie Matt Carpenter batted second in place of Beltran and played first base, with cleanup man Allen Craig moving to right field. Both players are more comfortable at those spots.

Carpenter hit a two-run homer off Matt Cain in ...

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