Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks is returning from a stint on the injured list. (Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks is returning from a stint on the injured list. (Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs' lineup versus Pirates: Javier Baez starting, Kyle Hendricks returning


by - Senior Writer -

PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs (45-40) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. CDT. The matchup is the second installment of a 4-game series between the National League Central foes. The Pirates shellacked the Cubs in Monday's series opener, with the Buccos hitting five home runs and winning 18-5.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

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Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have right-hander Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.36) on the mound against Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove (6-7, 4.27). Hendricks is making his return from a shoulder injury that landed him on the injured list.

Cubs' batting order:

1. Kyle Schwarber, LF

2. Kris Bryant, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Javier Baez, SS

5. Willson Contreras, C

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Albert Almora Jr., CF

8. Addison Russell, 2B

9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Pirates' batting order:

1. Adam Frazier, 2B

2. Bryan Reynolds, RF

3. Starling Marte, CF

4. Josh Bell, 1B

5. Corey Dickerson, LF

6. Colin Moran, 3B

7. Kevin Newman, SS

8. Jacob Stallings, C

9. Joe Musgrove, P

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