Down 3-0 in NLCS, slumping Cardinals make lineup changesSt. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt scratches his head during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the Washington Nationals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has benched Dexter Fowler and made several other changes to his slumping lineup for Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Washington Nationals.
The Cardinals enter Tuesday night's game having scored a grand total of two runs and managed just 11 hits while falling into a 3-0 hole in the best-of-seven series.
Going with a lineup he has not used all season, Shildt dropped Fowler - who is 0 for 11 in the NLCS and 2 for 33 this postseason - and put Harrison Bader in center field.
Fowler's place in the leadoff spot is being taken by Tommy Edman, who moved up from No. 7 in the order. Jose Martinez was bumped to No. 2 from No. 5, where he started in the Cardinals' 8-1 loss in Game 3 on Monday.
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