NLDS, Game 2: Cardinals vs. Dodgers lineups

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Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the Cardinals-Dodgers series in Los Angeles:

Cardinals:

3B Matt Carpenter
CF Jon Jay
LF Matt Holliday
1B Matt Adams
SS Jhonny Peralta
C Yadier Molina
2B Kolten Wong
RF Randal Grichuk
SP Lance Lynn

The Cardinals have made a few changes now that there’s a right-handed starter on the mound. Randal Grichuk has moved from the two-spot to the eight-hole; Jay has made the reverse transition. Matt Adams has moved from sixth to clean-up; Peralta has dropped from fourth to fifth; and Molina has dropped from fifth to sixth. Wong gets the start over Pete Kozma, batting seventh.

Dodgers:

2B Dee Gordon
CF Yasiel Puig
1B Adrian Gonzalez
RF Matt Kemp
SS Hanley Ramirez
LF Carl Crawford
3B Juan Uribe
C A.J. Ellis
SP Zack Greinke

The Dodgers are going with the same exact lineup that was able to score nine runs against the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday night. Ellis had the best night of anyone in the batting order, going 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored.

Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season

Tyson Ross opts out
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On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.

Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.