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Cardinals-Cubs Lineups: Core Starters On Field For Rubber Match

St. Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny has shown early this season that he's willing to give his starters ample rest, but with the Cards dropping the first two games in Wrigley Field vs. the Chicago Cubs this week, the core of the Cardinals' line up will play in this afternoon's game.

The Cubs, looking for their first sweep of the 2012 season, are doing much of the same. Here are today's line ups for both squads:


  1. Rafael Furcal, SS
  2. Matt Carpenter, 1B
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Carlos Beltran, RF
  5. David Freese, 3B
  6. Yadier Molina, C
  7. Daniel Descalso, 2B
  8. Shane Robinson, CF
  9. Lance Lynn, P


  1. David DeJesus, RF
  2. Tony Campana, CF
  3. Starlin Castro, SS
  4. Bryan LaHair, 1B
  5. Alfonso Soriano, LF
  6. Ian Stewart, 3B
  7. Steve Clevenger, C
  8. Darwin Barney, 2B
  9. Chris Volstad, P

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. News and notes from around Major League Baseball can be found on Baseball Nation.