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Cardinals' Craig ready to play

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and cleanup hitter Allen Craig said Sunday he is recovered from a foot injury and is ready to play.

Game 1 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Boston Red Sox is Wednesday.

Craig has not played since Sept. 4 because a left foot sprain. He said he expects to be the designated hitter in Game 1 at Boston.

Craig batted a major league-best .454 during the regular season with runners in scoring position.

The Cardinals worked out at Busch Stadium Sunday, two days after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series for the pennant.
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