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Pirates Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Adam Wainwright Takes The Mound As St. Louis Looks To Pass Pittsburgh In The Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals begin a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, and a successful weekend could see the Cardinals moving up the standings in the NL Central, perhaps even all the way to first place -- St. Louis is a half game behind second place Pittsburgh and just 1.5 behind first place Cincinnati. The lineups for Friday's game are listed below.

St. Louis:

1. Rafael Furcal (S) SS
2. Jon Jay (L) CF
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
5. Allen Craig (R) 1B
6. Yadier Molina (R) C
7. David Freese (R) 3B
8. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
9. Adam Wainwright (R) P

Related: Fixing The Cardinals' Broken Bullpen

Pittsburgh:

1. Drew Sutton (S) LF
2. Jose Tabata (R) RF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Garrett Jones (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
7. Rod Barajas (R) C
8. Clint Barmes (R) SS
9. Kevin Correia (R) P

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, check out St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Pittsburgh Pirates blog Bucs Dugout. News and notes from around Major League Baseball can be found on Baseball Nation.