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Monday, July 21, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Matt Holliday returns after passing concussion tests

By on 7/21/2014 06:00:00 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 54-45, tied for first place with the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. There was some good news for the Cardinals, as outfielder Matt Holliday, who left Saturday's game after a collision, passed concussion tests and was back in the lineup. Holliday went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and a walk.

As reported by Jenifer Langosch of, Holliday drove home two runs with a single in the first inning of Saturday's game and moved to second when Carl Crawford bobbled the ball in left field. Hanley Ramirez fell on Holliday's head after Holliday slid back into second base. Holliday stayed in the game, but left the in the fifth inning

Holliday had initially told the training staff he had some headaches and dizziness. He responded well to a few tests by trainers when he returned to the dugout, but got considerably worse a few innings later.  Manager Mike Matheny wanted to err on the side of caution and Holliday was listed as day-to-day. So having Holliday back in the lineup Sunday night was a huge sigh of relief for the Cardinals.

Holliday, in his 11th Major League season,  has played for Rockies, A's and Cardinals.A six-time All-Star, Holliday batted .300 with 22 home runs and 94 RBI last season. His best season was in 2007 when he lead the league with a .340 batting average, 50 doubles, 137 RBI, to go along with 36 home runs.

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