Cards keep two starting pitchers on wild card roster

The St. Louis Cardinals will keep just two starting pitchers on their roster for Friday's wild card playoff game against the Atlanta Braves.

Joining scheduled starter Kyle Lohse will be 18-game winner Lance Lynn, who last pitched on Sunday and will be on normal rest in case he is needed for long relief or extra innings.

The bullpen will also consist of closer Jason Motte, Mitchell Boggs, Edward Mujica, Marc Rzepczynski, Sam Freeman, Joe Kelly, Fernando Salas and Trevor Rosenthal. Kelly also started 16 games this season.

Manager Mike Matheny decided to keep three catchers, as Tony Cruz and Bryan Anderson will join starter Yadier Molina.

Other position players will be Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, Allen Craig, Jon Jay, Adron Chambers, Shane Robinson, David Freese, Matt Carpenter, Skip Schumaker, Daniel Descalso, Peter Kozma and Ryan Jackson.

The Cardinals can make changes for the Division Series if they beat the Braves.