Beltran back in lineup, Descalso and Jay start -

Beltran back in lineup, Descalso and Jay start

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(BaseballStL) -- Carlos Beltran will be back in the St. Louis lineup for Game 2 Thursday night. After leaving early in the World Series opener with a rib injury he sustained robbing a David Ortiz home run, Beltran's status was listed day-to-day. 

The 36-year-old will bat second and play right field for the Cardinals. Jon Jay is back in the lineup, resuming duties in center field. After a rough opening game, Pete Kozma will cede shortstop duties to utility man Daniel Descalso. 

Here is the full St. Louis lineup:

Matt Carpenter 2B 

Calos Beltrán RF 

Matt Holliday LF 

Matt Adams 1B 

Yadier Molina C

Allen Craig DH 

David Freese 3B 

Jon Jay CF 

Daniel Descalso SS

Michael Wacha will take the hill against the Red Sox lineup, which looks like this:

J Ellsbury CF

S Victorino RF

D Pedroia 2B

D Ortiz DH

M Napoli 1B

J Gomes LF

J Saltalamacchia C

S Drew SS

X Bogaerts 3B


JJ Bailey covers the Cardinals for and the BaseballStL app. Follow him on twitter @TheJJBailey and on @baseballstl_app for updates.  

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