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NLDS Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Oct 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

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Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Pirates at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. This series is tied 1-1.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET on TBS.

St. Louis Cardinals

2B Matt Carpenter
RF Carlos Beltran
LF Matt Holliday
C Yadier Molina
3B David Freese
1B Matt Adams
CF Jon Jay
SS Pete Kozma
SP Joe Kelly

Pittsburgh Pirates

LF Starling Marte
2B Neil Walker
CF Andrew McCutchen
1B Justin Morneau
RF Marlon Byrd
3B Pedro Alvarez
C Russell Martin
SS Clint Barmes
SP Francisco Liriano

The Cardinals have bumped the left-handed Adams from cleanup to sixth against Liriano, a left-handed pitcher who dominates left-handed hitters. This is the type of game where St. Louis might really miss Allen Craig. Kozma, a right-hander, is starting at shortstop instead of Daniel Descalso, who hits from the left side. Not much is different for the Pirates, other than Barmes subbing back in at shortstop for Jordy Mercer.

  1. cadillacjosh - Oct 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Question for Pirate fans. Why is Pedro so low in the batting order? He smashed a ton of homers this year, wouldn’t it make sense to have him higher?

  2. e5tolife - Oct 6, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    I’ve kind of wondered about that myself but he does tend to strike out a lot. The bigger question is why we keep batting Morneau 4th and Byrd 5th. Byrd has been a far better hitter since they were acquired.

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