No Rizzo or Bryant in the lineup this afternoon (Matt Marton - USA Today Sports)
No Rizzo or Bryant in the lineup this afternoon (Matt Marton - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Reds: Baez returns, No Rizzo or Bryant as trade deadline looms


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Game time: The Chicago Cubs (50-53) will battle the Cincinnati Reds (53-49) on Thursday (1:20 p.m. CT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.

TV information: The game will be on Marquee Sports Network and Bally Sports Ohio.

Full recap/takeaways later on CubsHQ.com.

Cubs lineup:

Rafael Ortega CF

Willson Contreras C

Patrick Wisdom 1B

Javy Baez SS

Ian Happ LF

Matt Duffy 3B

Jason Heyward RF

David Bote 2B

Alec Mills SP

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have Mills (4-3, 4.55 ERA) on the mound against righty Luis Castillo (4-10, 4.20 ERA).

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