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Mets World Series: Game 2 lineup released

Juan Lagares will start in center field behind starter Jacob deGrom tonight in Kansas City.

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Following Tuesday night's gut-punching Game 1 World Series loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Mets will make one predictable change to Wednesday night's Game 2 lineupJuan Lagares will start in center field following an impressive performance on Tuesday night.

Substituted in the game for his glove, he recorded two hits and scored a go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Before he entered the bout, a defensive miscue between Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto opened the game with an inside-the-park home run for Alcides Escobar.

Conforto, who hasn't recorded a hit since the NLDS, remains in the lineup as the designated hitter. The rookie will replace Kelly Johnson, who received one plate appearance before getting pulled for Michael Cuddyer against left-handed reliever Danny Duffy. With the Mets down 1-0, Jacob deGrom will take the mound against Johnny Cueto, who followed up a superb outing in Game 5 of the ALDS by giving up eight runs to the Blue Jays.

Here's the Mets' lineup for Game 2:

Curtis Granderson - RF
David Wright - 3B
Daniel Murphy - 2B
Yoenis Cespedes - LF
Lucas Duda - 1B
Travis d'Arnaud - C
Michael Conforto - DH
Wilmer Flores - SS
Juan Lagares - CF

Jacob deGrom - SP