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Cardinals Vs. Cubs: Carlos Beltran Not In Starting Lineup On Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Monday night at Busch Staduim, and on Tuesday starter Paul Maholm won't have to deal with slugger Carlos Beltran in the starting lineup. Beltran pinch hit in the ninth inning on Monday, and he is hitting .298/.406/.653 on the season with an NL-leading 13 home runs, but the team has been careful with him lately due to knee soreness.

Cardinals.com's Jenifer Langosch spoke with manager Mike Matheny, who said Beltran's knee is "barking," but the ailment is not considered serious. In any case, the Cubs are likely more than happy to avoid the reigning National League Player of the Week in the starting lineup for the second-straight game.

Here are the lineups, starters and TV time for Tuesday's game:

Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus RF
2. Tony Campana CF
3. Starlin Castro SS
4. Bryan LaHair 1B
5. Alfonso Soriano LF
6. Ian Stewart 3B
7. Welington Castillo C
8. Darwin Barney 2B
9. Paul Maholm P

Cardinals Lineup

1. Rafael Furcal SS
2. Skip Schumaker CF
3. Matt Holliday LF
4. Allen Craig RF
5. Lance Berkman 1B
6. Yadier Molina C
7. Matt Carpenter 3B
8. Tyler Greene 2B
9. Kyle Lohse P

Game Date & Time: Tuesday, May 15, 12:45 p.m.

Location: Busch Stadium

TV: CSN-Chicago

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