Mike Matheny writes out same lineup as usual for Game 5

It's almost time for our unprecedented fourth Division Series Game 5, and St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has posted his lineup, with left-hander Gio Gonzalez starting for the St. Louis Cardinals. The winner of this game, of course, moves on to the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.

1. Jon Jay* - CF
2. Carlos Beltran# - RF
3. Matt Holliday - LF
4. Allen Craig - 1B
5. Yadier Molina - C
6. David Freese - 3B
7. Daniel Descalso* - 2B
8. Pete Kozma - SS
9. Adam Wainwright - P

Just as Davey Johnson's Game 5 lineup matches exactly his lineup for the first four games, Matheny's not breaking any new ground with this one. Of course, maybe a change was less tempting for the Cardinals' manager, since his charges combined for 20 runs in Games 2 and 3. Which won't matter much if Gio Gonzalez rediscovers the control that so oddly deserted him in the opener.

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