|2014 Regular Season|
Craig played DH the first two games, his first action since a sprained ligament in his left foot on Sept. 4. The Cardinals had one lineup wrinkle for Game 4 Sunday night, with Daniel Descalso starting at shortstop in place of Pete Kozma. Descalso has plenty of starting experience in the middle infield.
Craig, who hasn't played since Sept. 4 because a left mid-foot sprain, said Sunday he anticipates being the designated hitter in Wednesday night's Series opener at Boston. Craig batted a major league-best .454 during the regular season with runners in scoring position.
Craig has boosted his average to .317, fifth-best in the NL, by registering three hits in each of his last two games.
Craig, batting .323, is 6 for 12 with six runs and five RBIs in his last three games. He was 0 for 22 in his previous seven.
Craig, who's gone 14 for 34 during an eight-game hitting streak, is batting .418 with four homers and 26 RBIs in his last 25 games.
Craig is hitting .375 with seven homers and 36 RBIs over his last 38 games.
Craig has 68 RBIs - 18 more than any other Cardinal.
Craig is 17 for 40 (.425) with four homers and 11 RBIs over his last 11 games.
Craig has hit safely in eight straight.
Craig has nine RBIs over his last six games.
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