Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Almora to sit


by - Senior Editor -

It's rivalry time!

The Chicago Cubs (16-12) will battle the first-place St. Louis Cardinals (20-11) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Friday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, Fox Sports Midwest, NBC Sports Chicago, and MLB Network (out-of-market only).

Feel free to visit CubsHQ.com during the game as we will have a live game thread covering the ballgame with one of our writers. If you haven't joined our 100% free site, REGISTER HERE. It takes only 30 seconds to get a full membership.

Cubs lineup:

Daniel Descalso 2B

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Willson Contreras C

Ben Zobrist RF

Kyle Schwarber LF

Jason Heyward CF

Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have the 'Professor' (1-4, 5.33 ERA) on the mound against righty Jack Flaherty (3-1, 4.06 ERA). In 11 career starts against the Cardinals, he is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA.

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