Cardinals vs. Nationals, 2012 NLDS Game 5: Starting lineups

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The St. Louis Cardinals will stick with the same lineup that they trotted out in Thursday night's loss to the Washington Nationals, as they hope to advance to the National League Championship Series.

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bounce back from Thursday night's heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals when the teams meet in a win-or-go-home Game 5 at Nationals Park on Friday night.

St. Louis will send Adam Wainwright (14-13, 3.94) to the mound in a pitching rematch of Game 1 of the series. The Nationals will counter with left-hander Gio Gonzalez (21-8, 2.89). Gonzalez struggled with control in Game 1, walking seven, but the Nationals held on for a 3-2 win.

The starting lineups for Game 5 are as follows:

St. Louis Cardinals

  1. Jon Jay (L) CF
  2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
  3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
  4. Allen Craig (R) 1B
  5. Yadier Molina (R) C
  6. David Freese (R) 3B
  7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
  8. Pete Kozma (R) SS
  9. Adam Wainwright (R) P

Washington Nationals

  1. Jayson Werth (R) RF
  2. Bryce Harper (L) CF
  3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
  4. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
  5. Michael Morse (R) LF
  6. Ian Desmond (R) SS
  7. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
  8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
  9. Gio Gonzalez (R) P

First pitch is scheduled for 7:37 p.m. CT at Nationals Park. The game will be televised on TBS.

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