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Cardinals vs. Nationals, 2012 NLDS Game 4: Same lineups for both teams

St. Louis and Washington will roll out the same lineup for Thursday's Game 4

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The St. Louis Cardinals can punch a ticket to the National League Championship Series Thursday afternoon, and manager Mike Matheny has filled out his lineup card in the same way as the last two games. Nationals manager Davey Johnson is also sending out the same lineup.

The Cardinals have scored 20 runs in the team's two wins in this series with this lineup. St. Louis will face Washington southpaw Ross Detwiler (10-8, 3.40). The Cardinals start Kyle Lohse, who allowed six hits and two runs while earning the win in the play-in game at Atlanta last Friday.

Lineups as follows:

Cardinals (2-1)

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. Kyle Lohse (R) P

Nationals (1-2)

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. Ross Detwiler (R) P