Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Rizzo at leadoff
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports
Rubber match time!
Sunday afternoon's batting lineup for the final game of the five-game series between the Cubs (56-40) and the Cardinals (49-48) at 1:20 p.m. CDT will be the following:
1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Kris Bryant 3B
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. Javier Baez 2B
5. Ian Happ CF
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Willson Contreras C
8. Addison Russell SS
9. Jose Quintana P
It will be a pitching battle between 'Q' (8-6, 3.96 ERA) and righty Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.79).
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo is back in the leadoff spot which is the 22th time in his career. Yesterday, he was 5-for-7 in two games with a triple, RBI, run scored, and three walks. He is the first leadoff for the Cubs to reach 8 times in a doubleheader since Ivan DeJesus in 1979 according to MLB insider Carrie Muskat.
The Cubs game will be televised nationally on ABC 7 Chicago and TBS (out-of-market only).