Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Lester to start

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (87-68) will battle their rival St. Louis Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. CDT on Monday night televised on CSN Chicago and MLB Network. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 5.5 games in the National League Central division and can eliminate the Cardinals' division hopes with a win tonight.

The North Siders are currently a sizzling 8-2 in their last ten games and their magic number to clinching the division only two.

Veteran lefty Jon Lester will start for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Luke Weaver. In 2017, Lester has a 11-8 record with a 4.56 ERA and 169 strikeouts. In five starts against the Cardinals this season, he is 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA.

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals

1. Jon Jay CF

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Willson Contreras C

5. Ben Zobrist LF

6. Addison Russell SS

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Javy Baez 2B

9. Jon Lester P

Cardinals lineup vs. Cubs

Carpenter 1B, Pham LF, Fowler CF, DeJong SS, Molina C, Gyorko 3B, Piscotty RF, Wong 2B, Weaver P

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