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Cardinals, Braves lineups for NLDS Game 1

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Mike Shildt and Brian Snitker have revealed their lineups for Game 1 of their NLDS matchup.

No surprises here. Kolton Wong is back after missing the final 19 games of the season. Rather than go to the outfield and take Harrison Bader out of the lineup, Tommy Edman goes back to third base and which sends Matt Carpenter to the pine. Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman are back after each missing games with injuries as well. Brian McCann gets the start behind the dish for Atlanta.

Cardinals

1. Dexter Fowler (S) RF
2. Tommy Edman (S) 3B
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Paul DeJong (R) SS
7. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
8. Harrison Bader (R) CF
9. Miles Mikolas (R) P

Braves

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) CF
2. Ozzie Albies (S) 2B
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
5. Nick Markakis (L) LF
6. Matt Joyce (L) RF
7. Brian McCann (L) C
8. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
9. Dallas Keuchel (L) P

It’s gonna be hotter than blue blazes at game time — mid-to-upper 90s — so best get yourself a cold beverage, folks. Yes, even if you’re watching in an air-conditioned room and/or live in Montana or something. It’s good advice regardless.

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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