NLDS, Game 3: Dodgers vs. Cardinals lineups

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Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Dodgers-Cardinals series in St. Louis:

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 Hyun-Jin Ryu

Don Mattingly sticks with his usual lineup.

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

Against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu this is a similar lineup to what the Cardinals used versus left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, except this time lefty-hitting rookie Kolten Wong is starting at second base instead of righty-hitting veteran Pete Kozma.

Nolan Arenado swats go-ahead homer for 1,000th career hit

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.

Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season — he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.