Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Padres: Albert Almora to leadoff, Bryant at LF


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (52-44) will battle the San Diego Padres (46-50) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Friday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, Fox Sports San Diego, MLB Network (out-of-market only), and NBC Sports Chicago.

Feel free to visit CubsHQ.com during the game as we will have a live game thread covering the ballgame with one of our writers. If you haven't joined our 100% free site, REGISTER HERE. It takes only 30 seconds to get a full membership.

Cubs lineup:

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Javier Baez SS

Kris Bryant LF

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Addison Russell 2B

Jason Heyward RF

David Bote 3B

Martin Maldonado C

Jon Lester P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran Jon Lester (9-5, 3.74 ERA) on the mound against lefty Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.04 ERA).

Upcoming pitching matchups: Saturday: Jose Quintana (7-7, 4.21) vs. Lucchesi (7-4, 3.92) Sunday: Kyle Hendricks (7-7, 3.46) vs. Quantrill (2-2, 4.21)

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