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• Manager Mike Matheny kept David Freese out of the lineup on Thursday, noting that the third baseman looks "a little worn down." Freese is still not at 100 percent since twisting his left ankle last Saturday. He is available off the bench.

• The decision to sit Freese was also influenced by a desire to find Matt Carpenter additional at-bats. Carpenter, who started in right field on Wednesday, played third on Thursday. Carpenter contributed a two-run homer on Wednesday and has seven hits and four RBIs in his last 16 at-bats.

"We'll always have that as a nice available option," Matheny said of Carpenter's playing time. "We'll kind of read it day by day. He continues to impress us, and the guys see how much he means to us when he's in there. He's made the most of his opportunities."

• Freese and Matt Holliday are scheduled to visit the set of the TV sitcom "The Office" on Friday. Three of the show's actresses -- Phyllis Lapin-Vance, Jenna Fischer and Ellie Kemper -- were raised in St. Louis, and Holliday and Freese will be spending time with the trio. Fischer is also scheduled to attend at least one of these four Cardinals games in Los Angeles.

• Manager Mike Matheny kept David Freese out of the lineup on Thursday, noting that the third baseman looks "a little worn down." Freese is still not at 100 percent since twisting his left ankle last Saturday. He is available off the bench.

• The decision to sit Freese was also influenced by a desire to find Matt Carpenter additional at-bats. Carpenter, who started in right field on Wednesday, played third on Thursday. Carpenter contributed a two-run homer on Wednesday and has seven hits and four RBIs in his last 16 at-bats.

"We'll always have that as a nice available option," Matheny said of Carpenter's playing time. "We'll kind of read it day by day. He continues to impress us, and the guys see how much he means to us when he's in there. He's made the most of his opportunities."

• Freese and Matt Holliday are scheduled to visit the set of the TV sitcom "The Office" on Friday. Three of the show's actresses -- Phyllis Lapin-Vance, Jenna Fischer and Ellie Kemper -- were raised in St. Louis, and Holliday and Freese will be spending time with the trio. Fischer is also scheduled to attend at least one of these four Cardinals games in Los Angeles.