Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Pirates: Kris Bryant out, Willson Contreras at RF


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

The Chicago Cubs (45-41) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-43) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB TV, NBC Sports Chicago, and ATT SportsNet PIT.

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Lineup notes: Kris Bryant is out of the lineup as he will rest his knee after a few rough slides in Cincinnati. Jason Heyward has a back/hip issue and will rest it today as well.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Javier Baez SS

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Willson Contreras RF

Victor Caratini C

David Bote 3B

Addison Russell 2B

Albert Almora Jr.

Yu Darvish P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have Yu Darvish (2-4, 4.98 ERA) on the mound against righty Chris Archer (3-6, 5.50 ERA). Darvish has a 3.59 ERA in eight road starts this season.

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