Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports
Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Dodgers, Jon Lester returns


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (12-10) go for the three-game sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-11) at Wrigley Field on Thursday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

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

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.

Lineup notes: Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber each have a homer apiece against today's Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling.

Jason Heyward has five homers in only 20 games. Last season, he didn't hit his fifth dinger until June 29 against the Twins.

Cubs lineup vs. Dodgers:

Ben Zobrist RF

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Daniel Descalso 2B

Willson Contreras C

Jason Heyward CF

Kyle Schwarber LF

Jon Lester P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran Jon Lester (1-0, 2.57 ERA) on the mound against righty Ross Stripling (1-1, 3.07 ERA).

Probable Pitchers vs. D-backs:

Kyle Hendricks vs. LHP Robbie Ray

Yu Darvish vs. RHP Zack Godley

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