Cardinals Vs. Royals Lineups: Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter Get Starts

The St. Louis Cardinals begin a weekend series against Kansas City on Friday night, and they'll have a couple of players they've been missing for a while -- Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter have returned to the starting lineup.

The full lineups for Friday's matchup are listed below.

St. Louis:

1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
2. Jon Jay (CF)
3. Matt Holliday (LF)
4. Carlos Beltran (DH)
5. Yadier Molina (C)
6. David Freese (3B)
7. Matt Carpenter (1B)
8. Tyler Greene (2B)
9. Skip Schumaker (RF)

Related: Cardinals Injury Update: Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter Activated From DL

Kansas City:

1. Alex Gordon (LF)
2. Yuniesky Betancourt (2B)
3. Billy Butler (DH)
4. Eric Hosmer (1B)
5. Jeff Francoeur (RF)
6. Mike Moustakas (3B)
7. Salvador Perez (C)
8. Alcides Escobar (SS)
9. Jarrod Dyson (CF)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. For more news and notes from around MLB, check out Baseball Nation.

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