Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Contreras out

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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (85-67) will battle the Brewers at 6:35 p.m. CDT on Friday night televised on WGN-TV and ESPN. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 4.5 games in the National League Central division.

The North Siders are currently 8-2 in their last ten games and have a National League Central 39-27 record against the teams within their own division.

Righty veteran John Lackey will start for the defending World Champions opposed by rookie righty Brandon Woodruff.

In 2017, Lackey has a 11-11 record with a 4.62 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He is 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA in his three starts against the Brew Crew this season.

Starting catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Addison Russell are both not in the starting lineup for tonight's game.

Cubs lineup vs. Brewers

1. Jon Jay CF
2. Kris Bryant 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Ben Zobrist 2B
5. Alex Avila C
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Jason Heyward RF
8. Javy Baez SS
9. John Lackey P

Brewers lineup vs. Cubs

Sogard SS, Walker 2B, Braun LF, Shaw 3B, Santana RF, Thames 1B, Vogt C, Phillips CF, Woodruff P

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Tags: Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, John Lackey, Jon Jay
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