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• The Cardinals will not face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Sunday's series finale as initially scheduled. Kershaw has been scratched due to persistent pain in his right hip. The Cardinals instead will draw rookie right-hander Stephen Fife, who has a 2.16 ERA in his three previous Major League starts.

• Double-A Springfield dropped Game 3 of the Texas League championship series, 5-1, to Frisco (Texas) on Friday night. Springfield starter Kevin Siegrist allowed four runs (three earned) and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

Springfield still holds a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series. Game 4 was scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.

• If Yadier Molina and David Freese each hit one more home run this season, the Cardinals will have five players with at least 20 homersfor the first time in franchise history. Carlos Beltran (29), Matt Holliday (27) and Allen Craig (20) have already reached the mark. Freese and Molina have 19 homers apiece.

The Cardinals had four players hit 20 or more home runs, most recently in 2008.

• The Cardinals will not face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Sunday's series finale as initially scheduled. Kershaw has been scratched due to persistent pain in his right hip. The Cardinals instead will draw rookie right-hander Stephen Fife, who has a 2.16 ERA in his three previous Major League starts.

• Double-A Springfield dropped Game 3 of the Texas League championship series, 5-1, to Frisco (Texas) on Friday night. Springfield starter Kevin Siegrist allowed four runs (three earned) and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

Springfield still holds a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series. Game 4 was scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.

• If Yadier Molina and David Freese each hit one more home run this season, the Cardinals will have five players with at least 20 homersfor the first time in franchise history. Carlos Beltran (29), Matt Holliday (27) and Allen Craig (20) have already reached the mark. Freese and Molina have 19 homers apiece.

The Cardinals had four players hit 20 or more home runs, most recently in 2008.