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World Series Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Rangers

Oct 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Cardinals-Rangers series tonight:

1. Rafael Furcal, SS            1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Allen Craig, RF              2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Albert Pujols, 1B            3. Josh Hamilton, CF
4. Matt Holliday, LF            4. Michael Young, DH
5. Lance Berkman, DH            5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. David Freese, 3B             6. Nelson Cruz, RF
7. Yadier Molina, C             7. Mike Napoli, 1B
8. Jon Jay, CF                  8. David Murphy, LF
9. Ryan Theriot, 2B             9. Yorvit Torrealba, C

SP Kyle Lohse, RHP             SP Matt Harrison, LHP

Tony La Russa has made a couple changes of note to his lineup as the series shifts to Texas for Game 3. In addition to installing Lance Berkman as the designated hitter under American League rules, Allen Craig will make the start in right field and bat second against the left-hander Matt Harrison. Jon Jay, who batted second in the first two games of the series, slides down to the eighth spot in the order. Finally, Ryan Theriot will make his first start of the series at second base and bat ninth.

As expected, Yorvit Torrealba is behind the plate for Game 3 while Mike Napoli plays first base and Michael Young serves as designated hitter. Torrealba, who struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in Game 2, hasn’t started a game since Game 4 of the ALCS against the Tigers on October 12. The 33-year-old backstop is hitting .308 (4-for-13) this postseason. David Murphy is back in the lineup for Game 3 after Craig Gentry started in center field against the left-hander Jaime Garcia in Game 2. Josh Hamilton, who started in left field on Thursday night, is back in center field tonight.

  1. baccards - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Thanks for the line ups I get most of my baseball and designaterhitterball info here.. I was a bit slow in turning on the game and getting the volume down..Did Ken Rosenthal seriously say.. Jason you look like a closer..aaaggghhhh

    • cur68 - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

      Pay no attention to Rosenthal; Im sure his words cause ulcers. Meanwhile Allen Craig seems real comfy there in Arlington, no?

      • baccards - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM

        bet he wishes they could play rangers 162 a year..

      • cur68 - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

        Just for the weather, I totally agree. Sick of watching cold weather ball….

      • baccards - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

        lol- just moved to TX – have to say the weather is pretty consistent.. cold here, west of San Antonio, is cool 55 degrees! at night 85-90 day..much better for ball games..

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