Oct 7, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A general view of a base with the postseason logo before game four of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NLDS Game 5 lineup: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals


Facing elimination, the St. Louis Cardinals were able to scratch and claw their way to a one-run victory in Game 4 behind rookie starter Michael Wacha, forcing today’s winner-take-all Game 5. It was a game for the ages that featured a no-hit bid from Wacha that lasted until the bottom of the eighth inning, before the Pirates put a scare into the Cardinals come the bottom of the ninth.

Going with what got you there, both St. Louis along with Pittsburgh will send out lineups that were identical to those used in Game 4.

Here are your lineups for the decisive NLDS Game 5 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

1. Starling Marte (R) LF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Justin Morneau (L) 1B
5. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
8. Clint Barmes (R) SS
9. Gerrit Cole (R) P

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B
2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Matt Adams (L) 1B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Jon Jay (L) CF
7. David Freese (R) 3B
8. Pete Kozma (R) SS

Tags: 2013 MLB Playoffs Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals