Sep 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata (31) hits a two run double off of St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Carlos Martinez (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh 12-8. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

National League Division Series Game 1 lineup: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals


If you’re a Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals fan on the West Coast, you’re probably leaving work early today as thanks to a bit of a funky schedule, Major League Baseball is being forced to open their Divisional Series round at 5:07 ET.

The early start time (on the West Coast) isn’t exactly something new as the league would prefer an earlier start time when compared to having competing games, but I’m not sure that’s helping those still stuck at work.

Getting first dibs will be the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, who are just hours away from first pitch. Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

LF Starling Marte

2B Neil Walker

CF Andrew McCutchen

1B Justin Morneau

RF Marlon Byrd

3B Pedro Alvarez

C Russell Martin

SS Clint Barmes

SP A.J. Burnett

St. Louis Cardinals:

2B Matt Carpenter

RF Carlos Beltran

LF Matt Holliday

1B Matt Adams

C Yadier Molina

CF Jon Jay

3B David Freese

SS Daniel Descalso

SP Adam Wainwright

Tags: 2013 MLB Playoffs Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals