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.

Angels acquire Odrisamer Despaigne from Marlins

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The Angels announced on Tuesday night that the club acquired pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the Marlins for cash considerations. Pitcher Dayan Diaz was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Despaigne.

Despaigne, 31, posted a lackluster 5.31 ERA with 18 strikeouts and eight walks in 20 1/3 innings for the Marlins before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in early June. Despaigne has even struggled at Triple-A compiling a 4.47 ERA with a 41/13 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.

Despaigne has spent about equal time starting and relieving in his major league career, so he could operate as a swingman for the Angels. Otherwise, he’ll serve as pitching depth.