St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday. The All-Star has been out with a sore right knee since July 30. Molina is batting .330 with a .374 on-base percentage, 30 doubles, eight home runs and 54 RBI in 98 games this season. Molina is in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates batting fifth and catching. St. Louis heads into the game trailing Pittsburgh by three games in the National League Central division. Catcher Tony Cruz was placed on the 15-day DL.
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