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MLB lineups for Wednesday, May 3: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Wednesday, May 3.

Max Scherzer of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 19, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Yet another doubleheader means a whopping 16 games on the MLB docket for Wednesday, May 3, and our daily lineup report is here to keep you up to date on who’s in, who’s out and who’s worth knowing about for your fantasy baseball lineups.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, May 3

New York Mets vs. Detroit Tigers, game one, 1:40 p.m. ET

Francisco Alvarez sits during the day game of this Detroit doubleheader, while Brett Baty starts at third base even with a lefty on the mound, Tommy Pham plays left and Mark Canha serves as the DH.

Matt Vierling leads off with a lefty on the mound while the hot Javier Baez moves up to second in the order, Eric Haase serves as the DH and Jonathan Schoop gets a start at second base.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers, 2:05 p.m. ET

No Corbin Carroll again, as the team continues to be cautious with his knee injury. Emmanuel Rivera will serve as the DH while Dominic Fletcher gets another start in right and Jose Herrera spells Gabriel Moreno behind the dish.

Jonah Heim serves as the DH while Sandy Leon starts behind the dish and Leody Taveras plays center.

San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros, 2:10 p.m. ET

Austin Slater will lead off and play center with a lefty on the mound, while LaMonte Wade Jr. drops down to ninth, Mitch Haniger starts in left, Wilmer Flores serves as the DH and Joc Pederson gets a day off.

Jeremy Pena drops back to sixth in the order as Mauricio Dubon leads off and David Hensley gets a start at DH.

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET

Jonathan India will serve as the DH as Kevin Newman gets a start at second base, while Nick Senzel plays third and Stuart Fairchild starts in right.

Trent Grisham bumps Fernando Tatis Jr. from the leadoff spot while Matt Carpenter serves as the DH and Rougned Odor gets a start at second base.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. ET

Bryce Harper will DH and bat third again while Kyle Schwarber leads off and Bryson Stott drops down to fifth. Drew Stubbs handles catching duties while J.T. Realmuto gets a day off.

Jason Heyward will serve as the DH will David Peralta in left, Will Smith at catcher and Chris Taylor at shortstop.

New York Mets vs. Detroit Tigers, game two, 6:40 p.m. ET

Jeff McNeil slides into the third spot while Daniel Vogelbach will DH, Mark Canha starts in left, Francisco Alvarez gets the nod behind the dish and Luis Guillorme plays second.

Zack McKinstry will lead off for Detroit in game two as the Tigers reinsert their lefties, including Nick Maton at third and Akil Baddoo in left. Andy Ibanez will DH.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

The typical lefty lineup for Pittsburgh, with Andrew McCutchen/Carlos Santana/Connor Joe in the middle and Miguel Andujar starting in right while Jack Suwinski sits. Ji-Hwan Bae gets a start at second base for Tucupita Marcano.

Randy Arozarena gets the day off against Mitch Keller while Luke Raley, Josh Lowe and Jose Siri will comprise the outfield. Taylor Walls spells Isaac Paredes at third.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET

Michael Harris II drops to ninth in the order against a lefty while Marcell Ozuna serves as the DH and Kevin Pillar gets another start in left.

Yuli Gurriel will start at first for the foreseeable future with Garrett Cooper on the IL, while Jorge Soler serves as the DH, Garrett Hampson spells Bryan de la Cruz in right and Jon Berti plays short.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Trey Mancini will get a start at first tonight, while Eric Hosmer serves as the DH and Patrick Wisdom mans third.

It’s the same nine for the Nats, with Luis Garcia hitting second, Joey Meneses at DH and Lane Thomas in right.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Business as usual for the Guardians, with Will Brennan in right, Josh Bell at DH, Andres Gimenez batting sixth and Cam Gallagher spelling Mike Zunino at catcher.

Jake Bauers returns from his knee injury and will make his second start for New York in right field, while Willie Calhoun DHs again and Isiah Kiner-Falefa starts in left.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Matt Chapman will DH tonight as Whit Merrifield gets a start at second and Santiago Espinal slides over to third.

Jarren Duran is back in center while Connor Wong will catch again after his big night on Tuesday. Enmanuel Valdez gets another start at second with Enrique Hernandez at short.

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Max Kepler returns to the leadoff spot while Nick Gordon gets a start in center and Willi Castro mans third base.

Tim Anderson leads off again in his second game back from the IL with Luis Robert again batting fifth, Yasmani Grandal catching and Elvis Andrus at second.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET

Kyle Stowers finally cracks a lineup for Baltimore, starting in left and batting fifth, while Adam Frazier plays second, Ramon Urias takes third and Gunnar Henderson gets a day off. Ryan O’Hearn gets a start at first with Ryan Mountcastle serving as the DH.

Maikel Garcia gets another start at third base with Michael Massey at second and Nick Pratto at first. Iron man Salvador Perez is back catching after getting hit in the hand by a backswing last night.

Los Angeles Angels vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET

Zach Neto continues to lead off over Taylor Ward while Chad Wallach catches and Gio Urshela plays first. Shohei Ohtani on the mound means no DH for L.A., as Luis Rengifo sits in favor of Hunter Renfroe in the outfield.

Nolan Gorman will DH with Brendan Donovan at second as Lars Nootbaar leads off once again.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Brewers TBA

Brenton Doyle finally gets a day off as Randal Grichuk plays center, Jurickson Profar takes left and Charlie Blackmon will DH.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Mariners TBA

One-time top prospect JJ Bleday will make his 2023 debut after getting the call from Triple-A, while Tony Kemp hits and plays second, Brent Rooker serves as the DH, Ryan Noda plays first and Jesus Aguilar sits.