Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Schwarber back

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (88-68) will battle their rival St. Louis Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. CDT on Tuesday night televised on CSN Chicago and ESPN. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by six games in the National League Central division and the North Siders can clinch the division 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 one.

Veteran Jake Arrieta will start for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Carlos Martinez. In 2017, Arrieta has a 14-9 record with a 3.43 ERA and 159 strikeouts.

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez will get the day off after fouling a ball off his right knee and had to leave the game on Monday night.

Addison Russell is also not in the starting lineup as he has played three straight games and will get rest for his foot.

Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals

1. Ben Zobrist 2B

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Willson Contreras C

5. Ian Happ CF

6. Kyle Schwarber LF

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Mike Freeman SS

9. Jake Arrieta P

Cardinals lineup vs. Cubs

Carpenter 1B, Pham LF, Fowler CF, Gyorko 3B, DeJong SS, Grichuk RF, Garcia 2B, Kelly C, Martinez P

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