Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; General view of the National Anthem prior to game four of the MLB baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

World Series 2013 Game 5 lineup: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals


The St. Louis Cardinals were hopeful that at some point during the World Series, they would be able to play Allen Craig in the field. That won’t be the case as the Cardinals, who are playing their final home game of the season, will leave Craig on the bench as he is still not completely healthy recovering from his foot injury.

Meanwhile for the Red Sox, Mike Napoli, who has missed the previous two games with the lack of designated hitter will be regulated to bench duty yet again. Jonny Gomes, who hit a three-run home run in Game 4, will start for Shane Victorino who is still out with back spasms.

Below are your 2013 World Series Game 5 lineups.

Boston Red Sox:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) 1B
4. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
5. Daniel Nava (S) RF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
7. Stephen Drew (L) SS
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jon Lester (L) P

St. Louis Cardinals:

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

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