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.

Video: Starling Marte refuses to take first base after being hit by pitch

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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was hit on the hand by a Jack Flaherty pitch in the fourth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Cardinals. Rather than take first base, Marte — who came to the plate with a runner on first base — insisted to home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman that the ball hit the knob of the bat, not his hand. Marte was allowed to continue his at-bat, though manager Clint Hurdle came out to discuss the ruling with Dreckman. Marte eventually grounded into a fielder’s choice. He then got caught attempting to steal second base and the Pirates scored zero runs in the inning.

According to Baseball Prospectus, a team that has runners on first and second with no outs is expected to score 1.55 runs. Having a runner on first base with one out yields 0.56 expected runs. Marte essentially cost his team a run by rejecting first base. Oops.