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Cardinals Vs. Marlins Preview: Adam Wainwright Makes Third Start Of Spring

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been impressive in limited action this spring, having given up no earned runs while striking out three and walking two in five innings across two starts. He'll get another chance to add to those numbers on Sunday when he faces the Miami Marlins, the team that shares a Spring Training complex with the Cards.

The Marlins will also likely be the team that Wainwright sees in his first regular season start since blowing out his elbow in 2011. The Cardinals and Marlins will kick off the 2012 MLB regular season in South Florida in the Marlins' new park, and Wainwright will almost certainly make that start. But that's a bit on the horizon, and today St. Louis brass will merely be looking from another encouraging outing from one of the best pitchers in baseball.

Here's today's line up for St. Louis, and it looks pretty close to what Cardinals fans might see on Opening Day, with the DH obviously removed and Beltran likely slotted a bit further down in the order.

  1. Rafael Furcal, SS
  2. Carlos Beltran, RF
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Lance Berkman, RF
  5. David Freese, DH
  6. Yadier Molina, C
  7. John Jay, CF
  8. Tyler Greene, 2B
  9. Daniel Descalso, 3B

Game Time: 12:05 p.m. CDT

Location: Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, FL

Broadcast: WAXY (radio), WAQI (radio)

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