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Cardinals sit Craig, Freese Sunday vs. Padres

Despite an 0-2 start to the season, the Cardinals will rest two of their better hitters so far in the 2011 season.

Allen Craig, who had an RBI hit Saturday and David Freese, who collected a hit and scored a run in the same game, will ride the pine Sunday.

Lefty swinging outfielder Jon Jay will start in Craig's place in left field and bat second while Daniel Descalso will play in Freese's regular spot at third base and bat eighth. With Jay batting second, centerfielder Colby Rasmus will drop down to the fifth spot behind Lance Berkman batting clean-up.