Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports
Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Braves, Lackey starting

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (73-60) will battle the Atlanta Braves at 1:20 PM CDT on Friday afternoon televised on WGN-TV and the MLB Network. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 3.5 games in the National League Central division and are going for a season-high 14 games over .500 tonight.

The North Siders are currently 7-3 in their last ten games.

Veteran righty John Lackey will start for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Mike Foltynewicz.

In 2017, Lackey has a 10-10 record with a 4.98 ERA and 126 strikeouts.

Cubs Lineup vs. Braves

1. Ben Zobrist 2B

2. Kyle Schwarber LF

3. Kris Bryant 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo 1B

5. Ian Happ CF

6. Alex Avila C

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Javy Baez SS

9. John Lackey P

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