Major League Baseball's playoff picture has officially been set, with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves taking the two wild card spots for the National League. Their winner-advance matchup will be on Friday at 4:07 p.m. CT at Turner Field, and the lineups for that game have been announced.
Kyle Lohse (16-3, 2.86 ERA) will take the mound for the Cardinals, facing off against Atlanta's Kris Medlen (10-1, 1.57 ERA) in a battle between two of the top pitchers in baseball. Of note on the Cardinals lineup is the starting shortstop, Pete Kozma. He was inserted into the lineup late into the season following a spat of injuries and has performed far above expectations, putting up a .333/.383/.569 line in 82 plate appearances.
Here are the lineups for Friday's playoff-opener:
St. Louis Cardinals: