Cubs lineup vs. Angels, Heyward to leadoff

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Richard Mackson - USA Today Sports
Richard Mackson - USA Today Sports

It's split-squad fun today as the Cubs will be facing the Angels and Giants this afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs (9-6) will battle the Anaheim Angels (9-6) on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. CT at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

One interesting lineup note is that top Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner will get the start at shortstop after Thursday's 3 for 3 performance against the Rockies.

Cubs lineup vs. Angels

Jason Heyward RF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Anthony Rizzo DH
Kyle Schwarber LF
Daniel Descalso 3B
Nick Hoerner SS
Jim Adduci 1B
Francisco Arcia C
Johnny Field CF

Alec Mills (1-0, 2.25 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs this afternoon against righty Griffin Canning (0-0, 11.57 ERA).

Update: Mill was a late scratch as Duane Underwood Jr. will get the start now.

Cubs relievers scheduled to pitch today include Pedro Strop, Steve Cishek, George Kontos, Carlos Ramirez, Oscar De La Cruz, and Alberto Baldonado.

Angels lineup vs. Cubs

Fletcher LF
Bour 1B
Smith C
Puello RF
Ward 3B
Adell CF
Tovar SS
Jones 2B
Kruger DH

Happy Birthday to Cubs third base coach Brian Butterfield.

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