NLCS Game 5 Cardinals-Dodgers lineups: Hanley, Freese in for now

For now, Hanley Ramirez is a go for Game 5 of the NLCS. (USATSI)
For now, Hanley Ramirez is a go for Game 5 of the NLCS. (USATSI)

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LOS ANGELES -- Game 5 of the 2013 NLCS finds the Los Angeles Dodgers on the brink of seeing their season end and the St. Louis Cardinals on the brink of a second pennant in the last three years. Let's see how managers Mike Matheny and Don Mattingly will play it for Wednesday's game ... 

Road Cardinals

1. Matt Carpenter , 2B
2. Carlos Beltran , RF
3. Matt Holliday , LF
4. Matt Adams , 1B
5. Yadier Molina , C
6. Jon Jay , CF
7. David Freese , 3B
8. Pete Kozma , SS
9. Joe Kelly , SP 

Home Dodgers

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

As you can see, Ramirez is in his familiar third spot for the Dodgers, but you should consider him a game-time decision. He's of course still quite limited after a Kelly fastball in Game 1 fractured one of his ribs, and Ramirez was also forced to leave Game 4 after five innings. 

On the Cardinals' side of things, Freese (calf) will give it a go in Game 5 even though he, like Ramirez, was forced out of Game 4. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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