NLCS Game 6 Dodgers-Cardinals lineups: Hanley Ramirez is a go

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The injured Hanley Ramirez is a late addition for Game 6 of the NLCS. (USATSI)
The injured Hanley Ramirez is a late addition for Game 6 of the NLCS. (USATSI)

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ST. LOUIS -- Game 6 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cardinals is mere hours away, and the lineups are out.

Most notably, shortstop Hanley Ramirez is in Don Mattingly's starting lineup after initially being left off in favor Nick Punto. Ramirez, of course, has been playing through a rib fracture, which was the result of his being plunked by a Joe Kelly fastball in Game 1. Ramirez has gone 2-for-10 with no extra-base hits since sustaining the injury, and he's looked extremely limited in the field. As it turns out, though, he'll give it a shot in Game 6.

As for Mike Matheny and the Cardinals, Shane Robinson is in center for Game 6. Robinson, unlike incumbent Jon Jay, has the platoon advantage against Clayton Kershaw, and he's a much better fielder. Jay's defense has been one of the Cardinals' most notable shortcomings thus far in NLCS play.

Now the full lineups ...

Visiting Dodgers

1. Carl Crawford, LF
2. Mark Ellis, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Hanley Ramirez, SS
5. Andre Ethier, CF
6. Yasiel Puig, RF
7. Juan Uribe, 3B
8. A.J. Ellis, C
9. Clayton Kershaw, SP

Home Cardinals

1. Matt Carpenter, 2B
2. Carlos Beltran, RF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Yadier Molina, C
5. David Freese, 3B
6. Matt Adams, 1B
7. Shane Robinson, CF
8. Pete Kozma, SS
9. Michael Wacha, SP

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