Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Braves, Schwarber out

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (75-60) will battle the Atlanta Braves in the series finale at 1:20 PM CDT on Sunday afternoon televised on CSN Chicago. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 4.5 games in the National League Central division and are going for a season-high 16 games over .500 and their sixth straight win. The magic number for the Cubs to make the postseason stands at 23.

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

Mike Montgomery will start for the defending World Champions opposed by lefty Max Fried. In 2017, Montgomery has a 5-6 record with an impressive 3.29 ERA and 85 strikeouts.

The Cubs starting pitchers have a 6-0 record with 2.15 ERA in their last six starts.

Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber is out of the starting lineup for this afternoon's game.

Carl Edwards Jr. celebrates his 26th birthday today.

Cubs Lineup vs. Braves

1. Ben Zobrist 2B

2. Albert Almora Jr CF

3. Kris Bryant 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo 1B

5. Javier Baez SS

6. Ian Happ LF

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Rene Rivera C

9. Mike Montgomery P

Braves lineup vs. Cubs

Inciarte CF, Albies 2B, Freeman 1B, Kemp LF, Markakis RF, Swanson SS, Ruiz 3B, Freitas C, Fried P

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