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Cardinals vs. Pirates: Ryan Jackson to Make 2nd Career Start

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Ryan Jackson will make his second career start Saturday afternoon as the Cards battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in a crucial NL Central matchup.

Jackson's only other big league start came Aug. 11 in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Jackson went hitless in three plate appearances before being lifted in favor of Daniel Descalso late in the game. Shane Robinson, who hasn't started since Aug. 3 vs. the Brewers, is in the lineup as well.

Cardinals:

1. Rafael Furcal SS
2. Matt Carpenter RF
3. Matt Holliday LF
4. Allen Craig 1B
5. David Freese 3B
6. Yadier Molina C
7. Shane Robinson CF
8. Ryan Jackson 2B
9. Lance Lynn P

Pirates:

1. Starling Marte LF
2. Jordy Mercer 2B
3. Andrew McCutchen CF
4. Garrett Jones 1B
5. Travis Snider RF
6. Pedro Alvarez 3B
7. Rod Barajas C
8. Clint Barmes SS
9. Erik Bedard P

Lance Lynn is looking for his 14th victory of the season, which would place him in a tie with Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals for third in the National League.

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