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It took an offensive blackout and countless griping from fans, but St. Louis skipper Tony LaRussa has finally made the move. Monday night against the Washington Nationals, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols found himself batting cleanup. It was the first time Pujols batted outside of the third spot since May 30, 2003, when he hit fourth against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Matt Holliday will now bat third. "It's a couple things," La Russa said. "No. 1, Matt is feeling O.K., but he's a major impact guy for us and we've got to get him going to where he's more like himself. Two, hitting him in front of Albert should be a plus, but hitting him second, I didn't really like that too much." One reason for making this move was Holliday's struggles with runners in scoring position. This season, he's eig ...

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