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Lineups for World Series Game 4

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The Great Carlos Santana Outfield Experiment of 2016 has come to an end, at least for Game 4 of the World Series. With the Indians slated to face right-hander John Lackey, Terry Francona has stationed Santana at first base over Mike Napoli, while Rajai Davis is set to man left field.

The Cubs, meanwhile, have elected Jason Heyward as their starting right fielder. Heyward’s last postseason start came during Game 5 of the Championship Series, though he’s made a handful of pinch-hit appearances since then. While his left-handed bat could be useful against Corey Kluber, he hasn’t registered a hit for the Cubs in two weeks, when he went 1-for-3 against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS.

The game is scheduled to begin at 8 PM EDT; lineups are below.

INDIANS

1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
6. Lonnie Chisenhall (L) RF
7. Roberto Perez (R) C
8. Tyler Naquin (L) CF
9. Corey Kluber (R) RHP

CUBS

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Ben Zobrist (S) LF
5. Willson Contreras (R) C
6. Addison Russell (R) SS
7. Jason Heyward (L) RF
8. Javier Baez (R) 2B
9. John Lackey (R) RHP

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.

MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.

The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.

St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.

There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.

Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.

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