NLCS, Game 1: Giants vs. Cardinals lineups

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Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Giants and Cardinals. Expected first pitch at Busch Stadium is 8:07 p.m. ET:

Giants:
CF Gregor Blanco
2B Joe Panik
C Buster Posey
3B Pablo Sandoval
RF Hunter Pence
1B Brandon Belt
SS Brandon Crawford
LF Travis Ishikawa
SP Madison Bumgarner

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has flip-flopped Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval in the order with a right-hander on the mound for St. Louis. Travis Ishikawa is back in left field after Juan Perez made the start in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Michael Morse is available off the bench.

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 Adam Wainwright

This is the same lineup Mike Matheny used for the final two games of the NLDS against the Dodgers, with Randal Grichuk in right field and Kolten Wong at second base.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.