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Game Thread: Jameson Taillon, Pirates open up against Cardinals

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New York Mets v St. Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Jameson Taillon squares off with Adam Wainwright in tonight’s series opener at Busch Stadium at 8:15. The Cardinals sit five games back of the first-place Brewers in the National League Central, the Pirates six.

The lineups:

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, 2B
  3. Gregory Polanco, RF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Josh Bell, 1B
  6. Andrew McCutchen
  7. Jordy Mercer, SS
  8. Chris Stewart, C
  9. Jameson Taillon, P

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Cardinals

  1. Matt Carpenter, 1B
  2. Tommy Pham, CF
  3. Stephen Piscotty, RF
  4. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
  5. Jose Martinez, LF
  6. Aledmys Diaz, SS
  7. Paul DeJong, 2B
  8. Eric Fryer, C
  9. Adam Wainwright, P