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

Cubs lineup vs. Phillies, Kris Bryant out

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (28-18) will battle the Philadelphia Phillies (28-21) at Wrigley Field on Thursday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on NBCSP and ABC 7 Chicago.

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Lineup notes: Cubs star Kris Bryant gets the day off while David Bote will play third base this afternoon.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Javier Baez SS

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Willson Contreras C

Jason Heyward RF

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Daniel Descalso 2B

Jon Lester P

David Bote 3B

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran Lester (3-2, 2.09 ERA) on the mound against righty Aaron Nola (4-0, 4.47 ERA).

Future pitching probables: Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.21) vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (2-2, 4.60); RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.06) vs. RHP Tyler Mahle (1-5, 3.51); LHP José Quintana (4-3, 3.30) vs. RHP Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.51)

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