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Pirates vs. Mets lineups: Pittsburgh turns to Marte

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit only one game away from being eliminated from playoff contention as they take on the New York Mets on Wednesday night. The Pirates hope prospect Starling Marte can help keep the Pittsburgh playoff hopes alive, as the 23-year-old will bat at the top of the order and play left field in just his 35th MLB start. With Marte in the lineup the Pirates are giving Gaby Sanchez a rest and shifting Garrett Jones from the outfield to first base.

Full lineups for Wednesday's game are below:

Pittsburgh Pirates (76-78)

1. Starling Marte, LF
2. Alex Presley, RF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
4. Garrett Jones, 1B
5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
6. Michael McKenry, C
7. Josh Harrison, 2B
8. Clint Barmes, SS
9. Jeff Locke, SP

New York Mets (70-84)

1. Ruben Tejada, SS
2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Scott Hairston, RF
5. Ike Davis, 1B
6. Kelly Shoppach, C
7. Lucas Duda, LF
8. Andres Torres, CF
9. Jeremy Hefner, SP

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.