Catcher and his manager, Jim Leyland, thrown out of Sunday’s game after close play at first.
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The Cardinals were outscored 24-7 in the Dodgers’ first three-game sweep in St. Louis since Aug. 20-22, 1993, and have dropped seven of nine overall.
Cards say Gerald Laird and Tony Cruz suffered lesser injuries Thursday night, and won’t be placed on disabled list.
Jaime Garcia, who entered the game with an NL-best home record of 6-1, gave up four earned runs in six innings.
Cardinals bench players hurt Thursday night while starting against Houston.
Cards manager admits he had Molina on card Friday night, but wanted Laird at catcher.
The Cardinals designated pitcher Bryan Augenstein for assignment and they optioned first baseman Mark Hamilton and pitcher Brandon Dickson to Memphis.
Albert Pujols snapped his home run drought with a solo shot on Monday night. The streak lasted 105 at-bats in 27 games.
The Cardinals move back into first place in the NL Central, a half-game over the Cincinnati Reds.