Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Pirates: Willson Contreras returns, Almora Jr. to start

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Brad Mills - USA Today Sports
Brad Mills - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (48-43) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-46) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Saturday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, ATT SportsNet Pit, and WGN.

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Lineup notes: Willson Contreras returns to the lineup to catch for Jon Lester. Addison Russell gets the start at second base over rookie Robel Garcia. Albert Almora gets a start in CF.

Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF
Javier Baez SS
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Willson Contreras C
Jason Heyward RF
Addison Russell 2B
Albert Almora Jr. CF
Jon Lester P


Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran Jon Lester (8-6, 3.72 ERA) on the mound against righty Jordan Lyles (5-5, 4.36 ERA). Lester is 5-2 with a 2.42 EA in 9 starts at Wrigley Field this season.

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