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MLB lineups for Monday, May 8: Andrew McCutchen returns for Pirates

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Monday, May 8.

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 03, 2023 in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

We’ve got 11 games on tap around MLB on Monday, so make sure you’re checking in on our daily lineup report to get the latest on who’s starting and who’s sitting.

MLB starting lineups: Monday, May 8

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 p.m. ET

Zack McKinstry leads off once again with Nick Maton back at third, Miguel Cabrera serving as the DH and Akil Baddoo getting a start in left.

Some changes afoot for Cleveland, as David Fry spells Josh Naylor at first base while Gabriel Arias gets a start in right field.

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET

Charlie Blackmon gets a rare start in right while Kris Bryant serves as the DH, Brenton Doyle takes center, Randal Grichuk sits and Mike Moustakas spells C.J. Cron at first.

Andrew McCutchen returns to the lineup at DH while the recently recalled Chris Owings plays short and Rodolfo Castro mans second as Ji-Hwan Bae remains out with an ankle injury.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6:35 p.m. ET

Yandy Diaz will DH as Luke Raley gets a start at first with Taylor Walls at third and Jose Siri and Josh Lowe manning center and right field, respectively. Francisco Mejia spells Christian Bethancourt behind the plate.

Austin Hays will lead off against a lefty as Jorge Mateo starts at short, Adam Frazier plays second and Ramon Urias plays third. Gunnar Henderson and Cedric Mullins both get a day off with Ryan McKenna starting in center.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Carlos Perez is all the way up to second in the lineup against a lefty and will DH, with Jesus Aguilar getting a start at first and Jordan Diaz at second while JJ Bleday sits.

On the eve of Aaron Judge’s return, Oswaldo Cabrera will start in right with Aaron Hicks in left. Isiah Kiner-Falefa gets a rare start at third as DJ LeMahieu will DH and Oswald Peraza remains out with an ankle injury.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET

Lars Nootbaar leads off again with Nolan Gorman at second and Willson Contreras remaining in the DH spot. Andrew Knizner will catch while Brendan Donovan gets a start in left — which should become a theme with Tyler O’Neill on the IL.

Matt Mervis hasn’t sat since being promoted from Triple-A, while Trey Mancini gets a start at DH and Tucker Barnhart will handle catching duties.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET

Gavin Sheets moves to first to allow Andrew Vaughn a day at DH while Luis Robert bats cleanup again and Adam Haseley starts in right field.

Edward Olivares starts again in left and appears to have become a lock for regular playing time, as Nick Pratto starts at first, Maikel Garcia takes third and Michael Massey mans second.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET

The Dodgers are stacking lefties against Freddy Peralta, with David Peralta in left, Jason Heyward in right and Michael Busch at third.

Rowdy Tellez is back in the cleanup spot and will start at first base, while Brian Anderson mans third and Tyrone Taylor will play right.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET

Chas McCormick returns from the IL and will start in center while batting seventh. Mauricio Dubon continues to lead off while David Hensley starts at third to let Alex Bregman DH.

Zach Neto returns to the lineup but Taylor Ward will lead off as Gio Urshela gets a start at first and Matt Thaiss catches.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:40 p.m. ET

Robbie Grossman gets the start in left with Ezequiel Duran at short and the red-hot Leody Taveras in center. Sandy Leon will handle catching duties as Jonah Heim serves as the DH.

Jarred Kelenic will bat third once again with Cal Raleigh catching and Taylor Trammell serving as the DH.

Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET

Joey Wendle makes his first start at short since coming off the IL as Jon Berti sits, Jean Segura plays third and Bryan de la Cruz and Jesus Sanchez man the corner outfield spots.

Corbin Carroll is back in center field after DHing over the weekend as he rests his injured knee. Emmanuel Rivera will serve as the DH this time around with Evan Longoria at third and Pavin Smith drawing a rare start against a lefty in right. No Josh Rojas or Alek Thomas for Arizona.

Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

Lane Thomas leads off and plays right as Jeimer Candelario returns to the lineup at third with Alex Call in center and Stone Garrett in left.

LaMonte Wade Jr. leads off again and starts at first base with Joc Pederson serving as the DH, Michael Conforto in right and Blake Sabol spelling Joey Bart behind the plate.