Posted May 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Lance Berkman is out for awhile, but Tyler Greene is unexpectedly picking up the slack for the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene looks to continue his hot stretch at the plate as the Cardinals go for another win against the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this series Tuesday night. St. Louis (23-19) learned Monday it will be without Berkman for at least six weeks as he undergoes surgery on his injured right knee. That leaves the club without its first baseman and 2011 NL Comeback Player of the Year, who has a .333 average in just 13 games this season. Greene is doing his part to make up for Berkman's absence. The second baseman is hitting .308 with four doubles, three homers and six RBIs during an 11-game stretch that started with a career-best two homers and four RBIs in a win at Houston on May 6. He's been even better over the past five contests, going 8 for 17 with five extra-base hits. That includes going 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs to lead the Card...
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