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

Cubs lineup vs. Phillies, Lackey starting


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (68-60) will battle the Philadelphia Phillies of the rubber match of the series at 12:35 PM CDT on Sunday afternoon televised on CSN Chicago. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by three games in the National League Central division.

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 Nick Pivetta (4-9).

In 2017, Lackey has a 10-9 record with a high 4.90 ERA and 118 strikeouts.

Willson Contreras will still be out of the lineup for at least a few more weeks dealing with his hamstring injury. However, both Contreras and injured shortstop Addison Russell are getting better and have been doing outfield running drills this week. Both players took early batting practice on Saturday.

Tommy La Stella is back in the starting lineup at second base after his two homer night on Saturday.

Cubs lineup vs. Phillies

1. Ben Zobrist RF

2. Kyle Schwarber LF

3. Kris Bryant 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo 1B

5. Tommy La Stella 2B

6. Javier Baez SS

7. Jason Heyward CF

8. Rene Rivera C

9. John Lackey P

Phillies lineup vs. Cubs

Hernandez 2B, Galvis SS, Williams RF, Hoskins LF, Joseph 1B, Franco 3B, Florimon CF, Rupp C, Pivetta P

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