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Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth inning to lead the Cardinals to a 7-6 victory over the Brewers on Friday.

It finished off a huge night for Holliday, who reached base in four out of his five plate appearances. He also had a single, two doubles, and a walk. The home run was his first since June 16 and just his sixth on the season. The 34-year-old is currently on pace to hit fewer than 20 home runs for the first time since 2005.

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Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Holliday exited Saturday's game with a bruised knee, but he's fine. The outfielder is batting .266/.374/.381 with just five homers and 40 RBI on the season. Jhonny Peralta is getting the day off for the Cards, as Daniel Descalso is filling in at shortstop.

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Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against the Marlins with a bruised knee.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny mentioned after the game that the bruising was only minor. There shouldn't be anything to worry about in this case. Holliday has a batting line of .266/.374/.381 with 40 RBI on the season.

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Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Since moving to the No. 2 spot in the lineup, Holliday is 7-for-18 (.389) with three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. He also drew a walk in Wednesday's game, something he's done with frequency this year. It's helped make up for some of his lack of power, and the outfielder is batting .273/.379/.399 overall on the year.

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that Matt Holliday could remain in the No. 2 spot in the order.

Holliday has batted second in each of the last two games. He's still getting on base at a high clip, but not hitting for as much power as in the past, so it's worthwhile experiment for St. Louis.

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Matt Holliday is batting second for the Cardinals Sunday.

It's the first time since 2010 that he's hit in the No. 2 hole. Holliday has been getting on base (.376 on-base percentage) but not hitting for power (.388 slugging percentage), so it's a move that makes sense. Matt Adams has moved up to the No. 3 spot, while Allen Craig is hitting cleanup.

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Matt Holliday went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

Holliday also walked and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. The homer, a solo shot, was his fifth of the year and second in his last five games as he slowly begins to find his power stroke. He's currently hitting a pedestrian .260/.376/.382 through 67 games.

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Matt Holliday hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, the only run of the game in the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

The homer, his fourth of the season, was his only hit on in three at-bats. The left fielder also walked on the evening. Incredibly, the home run was just his second since April 28. What he's lacked in power he's made up for in on-base percentage, as Holliday is now hitting .265/.380/.380 on the year.

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Matt Holliday (back) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Rays.

Holliday was a late scratch from Sunday's series finale in Toronto because of tightness in his lower back. He'll serve as the Cardinals' DH on Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

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Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's lineup with lower back tightness.

Yadier Molina, who had been slated to receive a day off, has taken Holliday's place in the designated hitter spot. Holliday should be considered day-to-day for the time being.