Here are today’s lineups:
Both regular first baseman have today off. For James Loney, it is related to his cramping in his leg from yesterday. Per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times:
James Loney out of the Dodgers’ lineup. Torre said he doesn’t want to take a chance.
For Albert Pujols, it is just regular rest. Per Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
La Russa, citing “bruises” for both Pujols and Molina, let alone Matt Holliday who is playing today, said this would be a good day for Pujols, notably, to sit. Pujols, who fouled a ball off his ankle Saturday, has missed just one of the Cardinals’ first 91 games and is available to pinch hit. La Russa also said it was beneficial to give Pujols a rest because of the heat although the rain has cooled matters down considerably this morning.