|by Tony Crumpton|
1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Ben Zobrist 2B
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. Javier Baez 3B
5. Kyle Schwarber DH
6. Willson Contreras C
7. Ian Happ LF
8. Addison Russell SS
9. Albert Almora Jr. CF
It will be a pitching battle between Hamels (6-9, 4.53 ERA) and righty Jakob Junis (6-11, 5.12).
Zobrist returns to Royals' ballpark for the first time since 2015 when he won a World Series title with them. He is batting .444 since the All-Star break.
With regards to the injury news with the Cubs, Brandow Morrow and Yu Darvish played catch as Darvish has a bullpen scheduled for Wednesday. No word on anything new with Kris Bryant.
The Cubs game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Chicago Plus.
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