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Reds Vs. Cubs Lineups: Cincinnati Is One Win Away From Postseason

The Chicago Cubs continue to play out the string that is the 2012 baseball season, and hope to keep the Cincinnati Reds from clinching a postseason spot for at least another day.

The Cubs and Reds play their series finale at Wrigley Field Thursday starting at 1:20 p.m. CT. A win for the Reds clinches a Wild Card spot and puts them in the playoffs.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams:


1. David DeJesus CF

2. Darwin Barney 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Bryan LaHair LF

5. Starlin Castro SS

6. Luis Valbuena 3B

7. Welington Castillo C

8. Dave Sappelt RF

9. Jason Berken RHP

And now, the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds:

1. Xavier Paul LF

2. Miguel Cairo 1B

3. Henry Rodriguez 2B

4. Todd Frazier 3B

5. Chris Heisey RF

6. Denis Phipps CF

7. Ryan Hanigan C

8. Didi Gregorius SS

9. Johnny Cueto RHP

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