Updated: Beltran back in Cardinals' lineup

Updated: Beltran back in Cardinals' lineup
October 24, 2013, 5:00 pm

GAME 2: PREGAME

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BOSTON -- He passed the test, so Carlos Beltran -- his ribs bruised when he banged into the bullpen wall in Game 1 while robbing David Ortiz of a grand-slam home run -- is back in the St. Louis lineup for Game 2 of the 2013 World Series.

The decision wasn't finalized until Beltran completed batting practice.

The Red Sox, with no such injury problems, have posted their lineup. It was thought Daniel Nava might be back in left field for Game 2, but Jonny Gomes -- undefeated as a starter in the postseason -- got the call again.

The lineups:

Boston Red Sox
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Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Jonny Gomes LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Xander Bogaerts 3B
John Lackey P

St. Louis Cardinals
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Matt Carpenter 2B
Carlos Beltran RF
Matt Holliday LF
Matt Adams 1B
Yadier Molina C
Allen Craig DH
David Freese 3B
Jon Jay CF
Daniel Descalso SS
Michael Wacha P