The St. Louis Cardinals (5-2) take on the Chicago Cubs (2-5) Friday afternoon with a pair of power righties on the mound. SP Adam Wainwright -- whose fastball average 93.5 mph in his last full season -- and SP Jeff Samardzija (95.3 mph fastball in his start on Sunday) square off in the Cardinals' home opener.
Game action may be delayed a bit as some weather passes through the are, but when action resumes, the Cardinals will send out this lineup:
#Cardinals #OpeningDay lineup: Furcal 6, Jay 8, Holliday 7, Beltran 9, Freese 5, Molina 2, Carpenter 3, Descalso 8, Wainwright 1— KMOXSports (@KMOXSports) April 13, 2012
And here is a look at the Cubs' lineup:
#Cubs lineup @Cardinals 4/13: DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, LaHair 1B, Soto C, Byrd CF, Samardzija P— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 13, 2012
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