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Pirates and Reds Announce Wild Card Lineups

Pirates and Reds Announce Wild Card Lineups

Marlon Byrd is 7-for-12 in his career against Johnny Cueto. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates just announced their lineup for tonight's game.

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Marlon Byrd, RF

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Russell Martin, C

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Francisco Liriano, SP

Russell Martin getting the start over Tony Sanchez, so the Pirates are going with the top catcher over the personal catcher. Clint Barmes gets the start over Jordy Mercer at shortstop, which should help the defense.

And here is the Reds lineup.

1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Ryan Ludwick, LF

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Zack Cozart, SS

8. Ryan Hanigan...

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