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Cardinals Announce Starting Lineup and Pitcher for Game 1 of NL Wild Card Series

Isaiah De Los Santos
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their starting lineup and pitcher for Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series against Philadelphia.
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their starting lineup and pitcher for Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series against Philadelphia. / (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the postseason once again and enter as legitimate World Series contenders. After earning the No. 3 seed in the National League, St. Louis will begin its playoff journey in the Wild Card Round against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Ahead of Game 1 between these two teams on Friday, the Cards unveiled their official starting lineup.

Cardinals Game 1 Lineup

Lars Nootbaar will hit in the leadoff spot on Friday afternoon for St. Louis. He's followed by the big three of Albert Pujols, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Then it's Brendan Donovan, Dylan Carlson, Corey Dickerson, Yadier Molina and Tommy Edman to round things out.

This group will look to help starting pitcher Jose Quintana begin the 2022 playoffs with a win. Quintana went 3-2 with a 2.01 ERA after arriving via trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates in August. In his spare time, he's been trying to recruit Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras to join the Cardinals this offseason.

St. Louis will have home-field advantage in Game 1 and throughout every matchup this series, although the Cards are slight -106 underdogs against the Phillies for the series opener on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds. First pitch is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. ET.

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