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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday's Mets-Cards lineups

By Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Here are the lineups for Thursday afternoon's 1:10 p.m. game at Citi Field, as the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals close out a four-game series:

Cardinals
Matt Carpenter, 3b
Jon Jay, cf
Matt Holliday, lf
Matt Adams, 1b
Allen Craig, rf
Daniel Descalso, ss
Kolten Wong, 2b
Tony Cruz, c
Lance Lynn, rhp

Mets
Eric Young Jr., cf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, 1b
Chris Young, lf
Bobby Abreu, rf
Anthony Recker, c
Ruben Tejada, ss
Bartolo Colon, lhp

Just a day off for Curtis Granderson, with manager Terry Collins explaining that he wanted to get Abreu in the lineup, and that Abreu is most comfortable in right field. The resulting shuffling means that Duda makes just his second start of the season in the cleanup spot, where he batted 41 times last year.