Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Russell out


by - Senior Editor -
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (21-19) will play against the Milwaukee Brewers (24-18) at 1:20 p.m. CDT on Friday afternoon televised on CSN Chicago and MLB Network.

Rookie starter Eddie Butler will take the mound for the defending World Champions as the Cubs try for a four-game winning streak on this current ten game homestand. Butler is 1-0 on the season since his call-up to the majors and will be opposed by Paolo Espino in his major league debut.

Cubs rookie Ian Happ will be in center field again and bat cleanup.

The Cubs are currently in third place (two games back) in the National League Central behind the Brewers and Cardinals.

Cubs batting lineup vs. Brewers

1. Kyle Schwarber LF

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Ian Happ LF

5. Ben Zobrist 2B

6. Willson Contreras C

7. Javier Baez SS

8. Eddie Butler P

9. Jon Jay RF

Brewers lineup vs. Cubs

1. Sogard LF

2. Thames 1B

3. Villar 2B

4. Shaw 3B

5. Santana RF

6. Bandy C

7. Broxton CF

8. Arcia SS

9. Espino P

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