Cubs lineup vs. Angels, Heyward at leadoff


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David Kohl - USA Today Sports
David Kohl - USA Today Sports

Friday's batting lineup for the Cubs vs. the Anaheim Angels at 2:05 p.m. CT will be the following:

1. Jason Heyward DH
2. Albert Almora Jr. CF
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Kyle Schwarber LF
5. Chris Gimenez C
6. Tommy La Stella 3B
7. Peter Bourjos RF
8. Mike Freeman SS
9. David Bote 2B

This is the second leadoff start of the spring for outfielder Jason Heyward. Primarily, the Cubs have used Ian Happ in the first spot but the youngster will get the day off today.

Javy Baez also gets his scheduled day off and will receive treatment on his hamstring even though he says he is 100% and ready to play on Saturday according to media interviews.

Veteran Jon Lester will get the starting pitching nod on the mound today.

Follow our game thread today to get all the Cubs updates throughout the day.

Angels lineup vs. Cubs

Fletcher SS
Valbuena 3B
Maldonado C
Carter 1B
Liriano LF
Young RF
Perez DH
Cowart 2B
Hermosillo CF

Tags: Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber, Tommy La Stella, Anthony Rizzo, Jon Lester, Albert Almora Jr
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