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World Series Game 4 lineups: Cardinals vs. Rangers

Oct 23, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers, set to get underway at 8:05 p.m. ET in Arlington, Texas:

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. David Murphy, LF
8. Jon Jay, CF                  8. Mike Napoli, C
9. Nick Punto, 2B               9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

SP Edwin Jackson, RHP           SP Derek Holland, LHP

The Cardinals have made just one change from the lineup that scored them a 16-7 victory in Game 3, replacing Ryan Theriot with the more defensively adept Punto. Berkman will again DH with Craig in right.

The Rangers have made a couple of changes from their Game 3 lineup. Napoli is back at catcher, but, for some odd reason, has been moved down to the eighth spot in the order. He has a .311/.365/.444 slash line and nine RBI in these playoffs, and registered a 1.046 OPS during the regular season. Meanwhile an injured Hamilton, sporting a .598 OPS this postseason, remains in the three-hole. Moreland will handle first base.

  1. presidentmiraflores - Oct 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    What’s it looking like for a live chat or blog tonight, Drew?

  2. lardman10 - Oct 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    this is my lineup

    • permanantpresser - Oct 23, 2011 at 7:01 PM

      I concur

  3. miketreedy - Oct 23, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Glad they have Moreland at 1b. His defense will help. He is the Rangers only true first baseman. After seeing Young & Napoli at 1B Moreland is a good pick. I still wish they would move Beltre to cleanup.

  4. paperlions - Oct 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    They probably dropped Napoli to split up the lefties (Murphy and Moreland) to make it harder for TLR to bring in one lefty to deal with both.

    • paperlions - Oct 23, 2011 at 6:53 PM

      …not saying I agree with it, just suggesting a likely thought process that lead to the decision.

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