Opening Day Lineups

Peter Bourjos will be celebrating his 27th birthday today by starting in centerfield and making his debut for the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon.

This will be the 17th time the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds will square off on Opening Day. The two teams have split the series, with the Cardinals having won the last two games.

Overall, St. Louis is 55-65-2 on Opening Days—21-33-2 on the road, however the team has won four of their last five season road openers.

When the game begins, Yadier Molina will be behind the plate for his eight consecutive Opening Day. Conversely,  Jhonny Peralta will become the 8th different shortstop to open the season for the Cardinals in the last eight years. He joins Pete Kozma, Rafael Furcal, Ryan Theriot, Brendan Ryan, Khalil Greene, Cesar Izturis, and David Eckstein on the list.

St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter, 3B

Kolten Wong, 2B

Matt Holliday, LF

Allen Craig, RF

Yadier Molina, C

Matt Adams, 1B

Jhonny Peralta, SS

Peter Bourjos, CF

Adam Wainwright, P

Cincinnati Reds

Billy Hamilton, CF

Brandon Phillips, 2B

Joey Votto, 1B

Jay Bruce, RF

Ryan Ludwick, LF

Todd Frazier, 3B

Zack Cozart, SS

Brayan Pena, C

Johnny Cueto, P

photo credit: Steve Mitchell-USA Today Sports

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