NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals vs. Giants lineups

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Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the Cardinals-Giants series in San Francisco:

Cardinals:
3B Matt Carpenter
CF Jon Jay
LF Matt Holliday
SS Jhonny Peralta
1B Matt Adams
RF Randal Grichuk
2B Kolten Wong
C Tony Cruz
SP Adam Wainwright

With a left-hander on the mound Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has made some changes. Jhonny Peralta and Matt Adams flip-flop in the 4-5 spots, Randal Grichuk bats sixth while Jon Jay stays second, and Tony Cruz is behind the plate instead of A.J. Pierzynski.

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

Standard lineup for Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who sticks with Travis Ishikawa in left field over Michael Morse and keeps shortstop Brandon Crawford in the eighth spot. Madison Bumgarner, who shut out the Cardinals for 7.2 innings in Game 1, has a 2.58 ERA in 59 career postseason innings.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.