Cardinals Vs. Pirates Lineups: Hot-Hitting Matt Carpenter Starts At No. 2 Spot

The St. Louis Cardinals (9-4) look to start another win streak Friday evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-7) with SP Lance Lynn making his third start of the season.

Here is a look at today's starting lineups:

With 1B Lance Berkman on the DL still, 1B Matt Carpenter takes command of the first bag and hits No. 2 on Friday evening, hoping to continue his hot start to the season. Carpenter currently sports a powerful .321/.323/.643 slash with 1 home run through 31 PA.

The Cardinals get under way with first pitch at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more coverage, check out SB Nation's Cardinals and Pirates blogs, Viva El Birdos and Bucs Dugout. News and notes from around Major League Baseball can be found on Baseball Nation.

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