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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Game 135 open thread - September 5, 2015

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Jaime Garcia vs. Charlie Morton

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The first-place St. Louis Cardinals host the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of the clubs' three-game series at Busch Stadium this weekend. The Pirates won the series opener handily on Friday night. Consequently, the Cardinals' lead in the Central division standings is down to 5.5 games.

Today's Lineups

Josh Harrison - 2B Matt Carpenter - 3B
Jordy Mercer - SS Stephen Piscotty - LF
Andrew McCutchen - CF Jason Heyward - RF
Jung-Ho Kang - 3B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Starling Marte - LF Brandon Moss - 1B
Mike Morse - 1B Yadier Molina - C
Sean Rodriguez - RF Kolten Wong - 2B
Chris Stewart - C Jon Jay - CF
Charlie Morton - RHP Jaime Garcia - LHP