Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the Brewers-Cardinals series:
MILWAUKEE BREWERS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
1. Corey Hart, RF 1. Rafael Furcal, SS
2. Jerry Hairston, 3B 2. Jon Jay, CF
3. Ryan Braun, LF 3. Albert Pujols, 1B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Lance Berkman, RF
5. Rickie Weeks, 2B 5. Matt Holliday, LF
6. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS 6. David Freese, 3B
7. Carlos Gomez, CF 7. Yadier Molina, C
8. Jonathan Lucroy, C 8. Nick Punto, 2B
SP Zack Greinke, RHP SP Jaime Garcia, LHP
With a left-hander on the mound for the Cardinals the Brewers have Carlos Gomez starting over Nyjer Morgan in their usual center field platoon and Corey Hart is back in the lineup after a one-day benching in favor of Mark Kotsay.
And with a right-hander on the mound for the Brewers the Cardinals have Lance Berkman back in there as the cleanup hitter following a one-game benching in favor of Allen Craig. Tony La Russa is going with Nick Punto over Ryan Theriot at second base.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig‘s one-game suspension has been rescinded. Instead, he will make a charitable donation. The alternative “punishment” was agreed to by Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.
Puig was suspended one game two weeks ago after flipping off some hecklers at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Puig showed remorse after the game, saying, “I stooped to their level.”
Entering Tuesday night’s action, Puig was batting .251/.331/.458 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 287 plate appearances.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picked a good time to hit his 450th home run. With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Beltre took the first pitch he saw from closer Cody Allen for a ride, sending it into the left field seats at Progressive Field to break the tie.
The Rangers would go on to win 2-1. Beltre finished 2-for-4. He now has 2,969 career hits, leaving him 31 shy of becoming the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club.
On the season, Beltre is hitting .303/.373/.562 with five home run sand 22 RBI in 102 plate appearances.