Apr 1, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of the field during Opening Day ceremonies between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Opening Day 2014: St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds starting lineups


The St. Louis Cardinals no longer have Carlos Beltran or David Freese, but the losses shouldn’t be felt too hard given their offseason acquisition of Peter Bourjos and their elite minor league depth.

They’ll be looking to repeat as National League Champions this season, though certainly will get a challenge from fellow NL Central foe the Cincinnati Reds who are looking to make some noise of their own.

Already one of the most potent offensive lineups in the game, the Reds are hoping their pitching will stay on course and put them in position to contend for the Central’s crown as they and the Cardinals figure to be atop the division when all is said and done.

Below are your Opening Day lineups:

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Matt Carpenter (L) 3B
2. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Allen Craig (R) RF
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Matt Adams (L) 1B
7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
8. Peter Bourjos (R) CF
9. Adam Wainwright (R) P

Cincinnati Reds:

1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
7. Zack Cozart (R) SS
8. Brayan Pena (S) C
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

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