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Thursday lineup vs. Cards

Here's the lineup as the Mets look to help the idle Braves hold off St. Louis in the wild-card race. The Cardinals would pull within a game of Atlanta with a win and would drop two games back with a loss. Lucas Duda is out a day after leaving Wednesday's game with dizziness, although Duda indicated he felt OK. Jason Bay remains sick and will miss a third straight start. The Mets are 42-38 on the road entering their final away game of the season.

Jose Reyes, ss

Ruben Tejada, 2b

Angel Pagan, cf

David Wright, 3b

Willie Harris, lf

Nick Evans, 1b

Josh Thole, c

Mike Baxter, rf

Chris Capuano, lhp