Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Reds: Javy Baez out, Kris Bryant at RF


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Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports
Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (45-38) will battle the Cincinnati Reds (37-43) at Great American Park in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday at 12:10 p.m. CDT. It is the rubber match of the series and the Cubs will try to get a winning month as they currently reside at 14-14.

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

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Lineup notes: J-Hey is batting .330 with .951 OPS since May 30. His 13 homers are his most in a season since 13 with the Cardinals in 2015 according to Cubs Notes. He will start in centerfield while Kris Bryant will get the assignment in right field.

Shortstop Javy Baez gets the day off to rest as Addison Russell will fill in at his old position on the team.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Kris Bryant RF

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Willson Contreras C

Jason Heyward CF

David Bote 3B

Addison Russell SS

Daniel Descalso 2B

Jon Lester P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran lefty Jon Lester on the mound (7-5, 3.83 ERA) on the mound against righty Anthony DeSlafani (4-4, 4.70 ERA). Lester is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA in seven career starts against the Reds. On the road this season, Lester has struggled with a 2-3 record and a 5.82 ERA.

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