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St. Louis Cardinals

Kyle Schwarber's struggles vs. left-handers cause sitting

Despite Kyle Schwarber's impressive rookie season, manager Joe Maddon said it was "not difficult" to sit the Chicago Cubs' prized left-handed hitter before Saturday's second game of the National League Division Series at St. Louis. "For me, honestly, his body of work, in general, has not been very good," Maddon said of Schwarber, who batted only .143 (8-for-56 with 27 strikeouts) against left-handers during the regular season. "I believe he’s going to be better in the future with that. but why have these guys on the roster if you’re not going to utilize them?" Austin Jackson is starting in left field in place of Schwarber, with...