The St. Louis Cardinals (46-43) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (42-46) in an NL Central matchup that features two teams looking to regain their stride from 2011.
Last season, the Brewer managed to win the Central with a record of 96-66 while the Cards took the Wild Card -- and eventually the World Series -- with a mark of 90-72. On Monday's series opener, the Cardinals will send right SP Lance Lynn against a right-handed-heavy Brewers lineup. The Brewers' one lefty in the lineup is leading off -- 30-year-old rookie RF Norichika Aoki, playing in his first season in America after an All-Star career in Japan.
Here is a look at the full lineups for Monday night's game, courtesy of Baseball Press:
|1. Rafael Furcal (S) SS||1. Norichika Aoki (L) RF|
|2. Skip Schumaker (L) CF||2. Carlos Gomez (R) CF|
|3. Matt Holliday (R) LF||3. Ryan Braun (R) LF|
|4. Allen Craig (R) 1B||4. Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B|
|5. Yadier Molina (R) C||5. Corey Hart (R) 1B|
|6. David Freese (R) 3B||6. Rickie Weeks (R) 2B|
|7. Matt Carpenter (L) RF||7. Martin Maldonado (R) C|
|8. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B||8. Cody Ransom (R) SS|
|9. Lance Lynn (R) P||9. Mike Fiers (R) P|
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