Matt Kartozian - USA Today Sports
Matt Kartozian - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Yu Darvish to start


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (3-7) will face the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-4) on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. CDT at Wrigley Field. Rain could be a factor tonight but it should be out of the area by game time.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV and WGN-TV.

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Lineup Observations: Daniel Descalso gets the start at second base and leads off tonight. This is the second time this season that he has been in the top spot.

Most of the rest of the lineup is similar to last game's 10-0 win.

The Cubs have reportedly called up lefty reliever Tim Collins so the team will have a nine-man bullpen for tonight's game.

Cubs lineup vs. Pirates:

Daniel Descalso 2B

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Kyle Schwarber LF

Willson Contreras C

Jason Heyward RF

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Yu Darvish P

Pitching Matchup: Yu Darvish (0-1, 8.10 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Jordan Lyles (0-0, 0.00 ERA). Darvish has 11 walks in only 6.2 innings this season.

Darvish has never pitched in weather this cold (around 41 degrees) tonight in his career. He has four games at under 50 degrees and is 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA.

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