On Saturday, Cole Hamels will start on the mound for the Chicago Cubs for the first time since June 28. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
On Saturday, Cole Hamels will start on the mound for the Chicago Cubs for the first time since June 28. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs' lineup versus Brewers: Nicholas Castellanos in left field, Cole Hamels returning


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs (58-51) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (57-54) at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. CDT. The matchup is the second installment of a 3-game series between the National League Central adversaries. The Cubs never trailed in Friday's series opener, with Cubs shortstop Javier Baez leading the charge in the North Siders' 6-2 victory.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago and FOX Sports Wisconsin.

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Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have left-hander Cole Hamels (6-3, 2.98) on the mound against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 3.48). Hamels is making his return from an oblique injury that landed him on the injured list in late June.

Cubs' batting order:

1. Jason Heyward, RF

2. Nicholas Castellanos, LF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Javier Baez, SS

On Saturday, Cole Hamels will start on the mound for the Chicago Cubs for the first time since June 28. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
On Saturday, Cole Hamels will start on the mound for the Chicago Cubs for the first time since June 28. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)"

6. Willson Contreras, C

7. Albert Almora Jr., CF

8. David Bote, 2B

9. Cole Hamels, P

Brewers' batting order:

1. Lorenzo Cain, CF

2. Christian Yelich, RF

3. Keston Hiura, 2B

4. Yasmani Grandal, 1B

5. Ryan Braun, LF

6. Mike Moustakas, 3B

7. Manny Pina, C

8. Orlando Arcia, SS

9. Gio Gonzalez, P

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