Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Arrieta returns

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (84-67) will battle the Brewers at 7:10 p.m. CDT on Thursday night televised on CSN Plus and 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.

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

Righty veteran Jake Arrieta makes his return from his hamstring injury and will start for the defending World Champions opposed by Zach Davies.

In 2017, Arrieta has a 14-9 record with a 3.48 ERA and 157 strikeouts. He needs one win to become the first Cubs pitcher to record three straight 15 win seasons since Greg Maddux from 1988-1992.

In two starts this season against the Brewers, Arrieta is 2-0 and allowed only three runs in 13 innings.

Cubs lineup vs. Rays

1. Jon Jay CF

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Willson Contreras C

5. Kyle Schwarber LF

6. Addison Russell SS

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Javy Baez 2B

9. Jake Arrieta P

Brewers lineup vs. Cubs

Sogard SS, Walker 2B, Braun LF, Shaw 3B, Santana RF, Thames 1B, Vogt C, Phillips CF, Davies P

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