Michael Mcloone - USA Today Sports
Michael Mcloone - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Willson Contreras out


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (30-23) will battle the St. Louis Cardinals (27-28) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO on Friday at 7:15 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, FB-WATCH, and FS-Missouri.

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Lineup notes: Victor Caratini gets another spot start as he will catch Yu Darvish once again. Stars Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are back at their comfortable normal positions respectively. Addison Russell will bat sixth and start at second base.

Cardinals have placed Yadier Molina on the 10-day IL with a right thumb tendon strain and he will miss the rivalry series with the Cubs. The Cards are 7-18 since May 2.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Jason Heyward RF

Addison Russell 2B

Victor Caratini C

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Yu Darvish P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.40 ERA) on the mound against righty Miles Mikolas (4-5, 4.76 ERA).

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