Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Braves, Schwarber out

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (72-60) will battle the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 PM CDT on Thursday night televised on CSN Chicago. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 3.5 games in the National League Central division and are going for a season-high 13 games over .500 tonight.

The North Siders are currently 7-3 in their last ten games.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the defending World Champions opposed by lefty Sean Newcomb.

In 2017, Hendricks has a 5-4 record with a 3.45 ERA and 89 strikeouts. In his ten starts with the Cubs at Wrigley Field, he is 2-2 with a 3.56 ERA this season.

Cubs outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup for tonight's game.

Cubs Lineup vs. Braves

1. Jon Jay LF

2. Ben Zobrist 2B

3. Kris Bryant 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo 1B

5. Albert Almora Jr CF

6. Javier Baez SS

7. Ian Happ RF

8. Rene Rivera C

9. Kyle Hendricks P

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