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Marquis worked scoreless 7th in Game 2

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals right-hander Jason Marquis is still scheduled to start Game 4 on Wednesday night against Boston, even though he pitched in relief Sunday.

Marquis worked a scoreless seventh in Game 2, his first inning out of the bullpen this season. The team was not happy with his previous two starts in the postseason.

"One of the best things that happened yesterday was to get him out there and get him a little work," manager Tony La Russa said Monday. "With two days off, he'll be ready to go."

Marquis said Sunday was supposed to be his bullpen day anyway.

"I sort of used it as a tuneup in my mind. It should be no problem for Game 4," he said.

Marquis made two starts in the playoffs, allowing six runs in 8 1/3 innings. He started Game 2 of the division series against Los Angeles before being bumped to the No. 4 starter in the NLCS and World Series.

St. Louis believes Marquis tipped his pitches in the NLCS. Another option could have been Dan Haren, who has been effective in relief.