Bryant is getting the rare start at first base (Kareem Elgazzar - USA Today Sports)
Bryant is getting the rare start at first base (Kareem Elgazzar - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Pirates: Kris Bryant at 1B, Anthony Rizzo out


by - Senior Editor -

Game time: The Chicago Cubs (26-22) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-30) on Thursday (11:35 p.m. CT) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA.

TV information: The game will be on Marquee Sports Network, MLB Network (out-of-market only), and ATT SportsNet-PIT.

Full recap/takeaways later on CubsHQ.com.

Cubs lineup:

Willson Contreras C

Kris Bryant 1B

Javy Baez SS

Ian Happ CF

David Bote 3B

Rafael Ortega LF

Patrick Wisdom RF

Eric Sogard 2B

Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have the 'Professor' (4-4, 4.74 ERA) on the mound against lefty Tyler Anderson (3-4, 4.73 ERA).

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