2018-08-06 15:32:29.0
Cubs lineup vs. Royals, Schwarber at DH
by Tony Crumpton
Senior Editor

Monday's batting lineup for the first game of the series between the Cubs (64-46) and the Royals (34-77) at 7:15 p.m. CDT will be the following:

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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