Cubs lineup vs. Astros: Kris Bryant returns, Baez at 3B

Cubs lineup vs. Astros: Kris Bryant returns, Baez at 3B


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The Chicago Cubs (30-23) will battle the Houston Astros (37-19) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, ATT SportsNet SW, and ESPN.

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Lineup notes: Kris Bryant returns to the lineup in the DH role. Javy Baez gets a rare start at 3B for the first time since Sept. 13 at Washington. Addy Russell is at SS.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Kris Bryant DH

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez 3B

Willson Contreras C

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Jason Heyward RF

Addison Russell SS

David Bote 2B

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have the 'Professor' (4-4, 3.34 ERA) on the mound against lefty Wade Miley (5-2, 3.32 ERA). This is the first start for Hendricks against the Astros in his career.

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