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Cardinals Vs. Nationals: Lineups For Game 1

Jaime Garcia will face off against Edwin Jackson in the first matchup of a four-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals on Thursday night. The biggest news in terms of the Cards' lineup is the return of Yadier Molina from his injury, which sidelined him for Wednesday's series finale against the Pirates.

Here are the lineups for game one between the Cardinals and Nationals:


1. Jon Jay, CF
2. Carlos Beltran, RF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Allen Craig, 1B
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. David Freese, 3B
7. Skip Schumaker, 2B
8. Rafael Furcal, SS
9. Jaime Garcia, P


1. Jayson Werth, RF
2. Bryce Harper, CF
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Michael Morse, LF
5. Adam LaRoche, 1B
6. Ian Desmond, SS
7. Danny Espinosa, 2B
8. Jesus Flores, C
9. Edwin Jackson, RHP

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