Pirates vs. Reds: NL wild-card game lineups and rosters

Pinch-runner extraordinaire Billy Hamilton will be on the Reds' bench tonight.
Pinch-runner extraordinaire Billy Hamilton will be on the Reds' bench tonight. (USATSI)

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The first playoff game of 2013 -- Monday's tiebreaker game was technically a regular season game -- is just a few hours away. The NL wild-card game between the Pirates and Reds at PNC Park begins at 8:07pm ET and will be the first postseason game in Pittsburgh since 1992. Yeah, it's been a while.

With the clock counting down to first pitch, here are the starting lineups and full 25-man rosters for each team. Keep in mind the winning team will be able to set a new roster prior to playing the Cardinals in the NLDS, which is why both clubs left their unavailable starting pitchers off the roster in favor of extra bullpen arms and bench players.

Cincinnati Reds

  1. CF Shin-Soo Choo
  2. LF Ryan Ludwick
  3. 1B Joey Votto
  4. 2B Brandon Phillips
  5. RF Jay Bruce
  6. 3B Todd Frazier
  7. SS Zack Cozart
  8. C Ryan Hanigan
  9. RHP Johnny Cueto

Bench: C Devin Mesoraco, IF Jack Hannahan, IF Cesar Izturis, OF Chris Heisey, OF Xavier Paul, OF Billy Hamilton and OF Derrick Robinson.

Bullpen: RHP Mike Leake, LHP Aroldis Chapman, RHP Sam LeCure, RHP J.J. Hoover, RHP Alfredo Simon, LHP Sean Marshall, LHP Manny Parra, RHP Logan Ondrusek and LHP Zach Duke.

Pittsburgh Pirates

  1. LF Starling Marte
  2. 2B Neil Walker
  3. CF Andrew McCutchen
  4. 1B Justin Morneau
  5. RF Marlon Byrd
  6. 3B Pedro Alvarez
  7. C Russell Martin
  8. SS Clint Barmes
  9. LHP Francisco Liriano

Bench: C John Buck, C Tony Sanchez, IF Josh Harrison, 1B/OF Garrett Jones, IF Jordy Mercer, 1B Gaby Sanchez, OF Travis Snider and OF Jose Tabata.

Bullpen: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Jeanmar Gomez, RHP Jason Grilli, RHP Vin Mazzaro, RHP Mark Melancon, RHP Bryan Morris, LHP Tony Watson and LHP Justin Wilson.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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