Aledmys Diaz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
With Diaz getting a day off, Ruben Tejada will man shortstop. The rookie has cooled down a bit from his torrid start to the season, but he still owns a .381/.422/.679 slash line, with five homers, 16 RBI, 21 runs and a stolen base. He's in no immediate danger of losing playing time.
Matt Holliday is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
The St. Louis Cardinals will rest a few regular starters for a day game that follows a night game. After starting each of the previous eight contests, Holliday will give way to Brandon Moss in left field.
Anthony Ranaudo (groin) will start Friday's game with Triple-A Round Rock.
Ranaudo missed time in April with his groin injury, but he returned to the mound May 1 and will remain in the rotation moving forward. He is off to a good start this year, posting a 2.03 ERA and 18:4 K:BB ratio in 13.1 innings across three starts.
Dahntay Jones scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and grabbed a rebound in six minutes during Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 win over the Hawks.
Jones hit his lone three-point attempt with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, establishing a new single-game postseason record by knocking down the Cavs' 24th three-point of the evening. The Cavs did most of their damage from deep in the first half with 18 three-pointers, which allowed Jones to pick up some rare run in garbage time. He's not expected to be a part of the rotation during the postseason when games are more competitive.
Alex Lavisky (ankle) is back in action with Triple-A Columbus.
Lavisky missed all of April with his ankle injury, but he is back on the roster for Columbus. He has appeared in just one game with Anthony Recker seeing the bulk of the playing time behind the plate for the Clippers.
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