Cubs lineup vs. Angels, Kris Bryant sits

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

The Chicago Cubs (5-8) will face the Los Angeles Angels (7-7) on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. CDT at Wrigley Field.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, ABC 7 Chicago, and Fox Sports West.

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Lineup notes: Kris Bryant gets the day off as David Bote will fill in at third base.

Maddon told reporters during pre-game that Bryant was scheduled for a day off a few days ago and this has nothing to do with his recent slump. Bryant is batting only .231 with a homer and six RBIs this season.


Cubs lineup vs. Angels:

Daniel Descalso 2B
Ben Zobrist RF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Jason Heyward CF
Willson Contreras C
Kyle Schwarber LF
David Bote 3B
Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching Matchup: Kyle Hendricks (0-2, 6.48 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Chris Stratton (0-1, 6.48 ERA).

Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout will be out with an injury this entire series. Former Cub Tommy '3 AM' La Stella returns to the lineup today in the series finale.


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