Jake Marisnick will start in center field and bat ninth in Game 1 of the ALDS.
The full starting lineup for Houston: Jose Altuve 2B, George Springer RF, Carlos Carrea SS, Colby Rasmus LF, Evan Gattis DH, Luis Valbuena 3B, Chris Carter 1B, Jason Castro C, Jake Marisnick CF. Collin McHugh is starting for the Astros while Yordano Ventura toes the rubber for the Royals.
Andrian Beltre was lifted after the third inning during Thursday's Game 1 ALDS showdown with the Blue Jays due to lower back stiffness.
Beltre looked like he was in serious pain out of the box when he hit an RBI single with two outs in the third inning. Trainers subsequently huddled around him. While he stayed in the game to run after the single, he was lifted after the middle of the inning was through. Hanser Alberto subsequently replaced him at third base. The veteran should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Given that Game 2 in this series is slated for 12:45 ET on Friday, his status for that game could be in jeopardy.
Lance Lynn will start against the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
John Lackey is pitching Game 1, Jaime Garcia is pitching Game 2, and Michael Wacha will take Game 3. Lynn had another solid season for St. Louis, finishing with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings.
Michael Wacha will start Game 3 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field.
Wacha had an awful September and could be wearing down after tossing only 107 innings at the major league level last season due to a right shoulder injury. He'll match up with Jake Arrieta in what should be a wild environment at Wrigley on Monday. This one doesn't bode too well for St. Louis. Lance Lynn will go in Game 4.
Tommy Pham is on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.
And so are Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk, but Jason Heyward is expected to serve as the Cardinals' center fielder. That either puts Grichuk or Piscotty in right field, with Matt Holliday in left. Piscotty can also play first base. Pham will likely be used as a pinch-runner, pinch-hitter, and defensive replacement.