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Cardinals Vs. Rangers: World Series Game 2 Lineups

Ron Washington has decided to make a change in his Game 2 lineup, as the Cardinals send left hander Jaime Garcia to the mound. Not surprisingly, David Murphy is out of the starting lineup with Garcia on the hill. The ailing Josh Hamilton has been moved to left field, where he spent most of this season playing.

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS
Josh Hamilton, LF
Michael Young, 1B
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Nelson Cruz, RF
Mike Napoli, C
Craig Gentry, CF
Colby Lewis, SP

Cruz remains ahead of Napoli in the order, which is something that paid dividends twofold last night, as Napoli homered to tie the game up, which scored Cruz. Cruz also received an extra at bat out of it as well, as he flied out to end the game. It's not the result you look for of course, but at least Cruz did have a chance to tie the game in the ninth inning.

For the Cardinals, the lineup is identical to Game 1's, except Tony La Russa switched Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday in the batting order. Berkman has much more power against right handers than he does against lefties, as he hit 27 of his 31 homers against righties, so the move makes sense. 

Rafael Furcal, SS
Jon Jay, CF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Lance Berkman, RF
Matt Holliday, LF
David Freese, 3B
Yadier Molina, C
Nick Punto, 2B
Jaime Garcia, SP

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.