NLDS Game 1 lineups: Cardinals vs. Phillies

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Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Phillies. First pitch is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET.

   ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
1. Rafael Furcal, SS          1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Allen Craig, RF            2. Chase Utley, 2B
3. Albert Pujols, 1B          3. Hunter Pence, RF
4. Lance Berkman, LF          4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. David Freese, 3B           5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. Yadier Molina, C           6. Raul Ibanez, LF
7. Skip Schumaker, 2B         7. Placido Polanco, 3B
8. Jon Jay, CF                8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. Kyle Lohse, RHP            9. Roy Halladay, RHP

As expected, Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals’ starting lineup due to ongoing discomfort in his right middle finger. His replacement, Allen “Wrench” Craig, batted .327/.364/.692 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 52 September at-bats.

Furcal is back in action after missing the final two games of the regular season due to a tweaked hamstring. He slugged seven homers in 50 games after joining St. Louis at the non-waiver trade deadline.

No surprises for Philly. They’ll look to get off to a fast start for Halladay, who posted a 2.65 ERA and 110/17 K/BB ratio this season when backed by 3-5 runs, and a 1.33 ERA and 61/8 K/BB ratio when given six or more.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.