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Cardinals Vs. Cubs Lineups: Lance Berkman Bats Fifth On Friday

The Chicago Cubs have one eye on the trade market heading to their weekend series at Wrigley Field, and the St. Louis Cardinals will look to take advantage of that atmosphere against their rivals. In the series opener on Friday, Lance Lynn will square off against Travis Wood in a pitching matchup that favors St. Louis. Lance Berkman is back in the lineup and he will bat fifth.

Here is a look at the lineups for Friday:

Cardinals Cubs
1. Rafael Furcal (S) SS 1. David DeJesus (L) CF
2. Jon Jay (L) CF 2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Allen Craig (R) RF 4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Lance Berkman (S) 1B 5. Bryan LaHair (L) RF
6. Yadier Molina (R) C 6. Geovany Soto (R) C
7. Matt Carpenter (L) 3B 7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
8. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B 8. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
9. Lance Lynn (R) P 9. Travis Wood (R) P

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Ill.

Game Date & Time: Friday, July 27, 1:20 p.m. CT

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

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