NLDS Game 3 lineups: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks


Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Brewers-Diamondbacks series, scheduled for 9:37 p.m. ET:

1. Corey Hart, RF                     1. Willie Bloomquist, SS
2. Nyjer Morgan, CF                  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Ryan Braun, LF                    3. Justin Upton, RF
4. Prince Fielder, 1B                4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Rickie Weeks, 2B                  5. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
6. Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B            6. Chris Young, CF
7. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS           7. Ryan Roberts, 3B
8. Jonathan Lucroy, C                8. Gerardo Parra, LF
9. Shaun Marcum, SP                  9. Josh Collmenter, SP

No big changes here. The Brewers are going with the same lineup they have used so far in this series. Meanwhile, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is using the same lineup as Game 2, including Paul Goldschmidt starting at first base and batting fifth. The rookie homered and walked in Sunday’s loss.

Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for Red Sox

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No surprise here: Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox open the season on March 29 in Tampa Bay against the Rays. Sale will oppose Chris Archer.

Sale, 28, is the fifth different Opening Day starter the Red Sox have had in as many years, preceded by Rick Porcello, David Price, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester. Sale started on Opening Day for the White Sox in 2013, ’14, and ’16.

Sale finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting last year and finished ninth for AL MVP. He went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA and a 308/43 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings. Sale and Clayton Kershaw (2015) are the only pitchers to strike out 300 or more batters in a season dating back to 2003.