Carpenter starting for St. Louis in Game 3 of NLDS


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter is in the Cardinals’ lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series.

Carpenter got the start at third and was hitting sixth in the order for the matchup against Atlanta. He made a pinch-hitting appearance in the series opener and singled home a run in St. Louis’ 7-6 victory.

Braves manager Brian Snitker stayed with the same lineup he used in the first two games except for pitcher Mike Soroka, who is making his postseason debut.

The addition of Carpenter put Harrison Bader on the bench after he started the first two games in center field. Rookie Tommy Edman shifted from third to right, and Dexter Fowler moved over to center.

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt also announced that Dakota Hudson will start Game 4 on Monday. Hudson will be making his postseason debut after going 16-7 with a 3.35 ERA this season.

Snitker said he is waiting to see what happens Sunday before finalizing his starter for Game 4. The teams split the first two in the best-of-five series.


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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) watches his his RBI single in the eighth inning during Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series agaimst the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)