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Berkman Wants To Stay In St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman would like to stay in St. Louis, no matter how the Cardinals finish the season.

The Cardinals signed Berkman to a one-year, $8 million free agent contract last December and he's having a big comeback year with 29 homers, 78 RBIs and a .290 average. He's been healthy, too, appearing in 114 games and making routine plays in right field.

Berkman said Wednesday he believes the Cardinals are not far away from being contenders, although they're fast running out of time this year. The Cardinals are 10-13 since acquiring Edwin Jackson and Rafael Furcal at the trade deadline and are 10 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who are on a 24-5 tear.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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