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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs - Game 25 thread - May 4, 2015

Carlos Martinez vs. Travis Wood

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The first-place St. Louis Cardinals (18-6) host the second-place Chicago Cubs (13-10) at Busch Stadium this evening. The Cards currently own a 4.5-game lead in the Central division standings. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT. Yadier Molina, who is batting for a .231 BA, .291 OBP, .282 SLG, and .255 wOBA (62 wRC+), through his first 87 plate appearances this season, has the night off. Cue manager Mike Matheny talking about Yadi's competitiveness and desire to start tonight:

The Cardinals Lineup:

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  5. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Kolten Wong, 2B
  8. Tony Cruz, C
  9. Carlos Martinez, P

The Cubs Lineup:

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Chris Coghlan, LF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Kris Bryant, 3B
  5. Miguel Montero, C
  6. Starlin Castro, SS
  7. Chris Denorfia, RF
  8. Travis Wood, P
  9. Addison Russell, 2B