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Worth noting

• For the second straight day, Allen Craig participated in the Cardinals' batting practice at Dodger Stadium. Craig, who was wearing a protective pad on his left shoe, continues to eye a return should the Cards advance to the World Series. He has not played since suffering a Lisfranc sprain to his left foot on Sept. 4.

• Bob LaMonte, the agent for Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, told the Boston Globe this weekend that the 38-year-old right-hander intends to retire after the season. Carpenter has maintained that he will not make any official announcement regarding his plans until the season is over. Carpenter is set to be a free agent this winter.

• For the second straight game, the Cards batted Yadier Molina in the cleanup spot and hit Matt Adams in the six-hole against Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 3 on Monday night. The Cardinals have been consistent in using this lineup against left-handed starters in the postseason.

• Speaking to the media during a pregame news conference, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly left open the possibility of changing his Game 4 (Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CT on TBS) pitching plans. Ricky Nolasco is listed as Los Angeles' Game 4 starter, but the club could instead turn to Zack Greinke on three days' rest. St. Louis will start Lance Lynn regardless of the outcome on Monday.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.
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