Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Russell out

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Russell is still out with shoulder soreness
Russell is still out with shoulder soreness

The Chicago Cubs (17-17) will play against their rival St. Louis Cardinals (19-14) at 7:15 p.m. CDT on Friday night at Busch Stadium televised on the MLB Network.

Newcomer Eddie Butler will take the mound for the defending World Champions and rookie Jeimer Canderlario will make his third straight start at third base as slugger Kris Bryant will play in the outfield.

The Cubs are currently in fourth place in the National League Central behind the Cardinals, Reds, and Brewers.

Cubs batting lineup vs. Cardinals

1. Kyle Schwarber LF
2. Kris Bryant RF
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Ben Zobrist 2B
5. Jeimer Candelario 3B
6. Willson Contreras C
7. Javier Baez SS
8. Eddie Butler P
9. Albert Almora Jr CF

Cardinals lineup vs. Cubs

1. Fowler CF
2. Pham LF
3. Carpenter 1B
4. Gyorko 3B
5. Molina C
6. Díaz SS
7. Grichuk RF
8. Wong 2B
9. Leake P

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