Cardinals stick with Game 1 lineup for Game 2

If that headline looks familiar, it should; if you experience a feeling of déjà vu while you are watching Game 2 of the NLCS Monday night, that should be no surprise, as the St. Louis Cardinals are also using their Game 1 lineup in Game 2 (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates switch-hitter):

1. Jon Jay*, CF
2. Carlos Beltran#, RF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Allen Craig, 1B
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. David Freese, 3B
7. Daniel Descalso*, 2B
8. Pete Kozma, SS
9. Chris Carpenter, P

This lineup will be facing Giants righthander Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings against the Cardinals August 8 in St. Louis, and is coming off a solid outing in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Reds in which he threw five innings and allowed just three hits and one run. Players on St. Louis' playoff roster are hitting .268 (15-for-56) against Vogelsong with one home run (Beltran).

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