Cubs lineup vs. D-backs, Almora to start

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Cubs lineup vs. D-backs, Almora to start

The Chicago Cubs (12-11) will battle the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-11) at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ on Friday at 8:40 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, and Fox Sports Arizona.

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Lineup notes: Javy Baez has 31 hits total and 15 are of the extra-base variety. He also is the third Cubs player since 1908 to collect at least 31 hits, 8 homers, 21 RBI in the team's first 23 games according to Cubs notes.

Cubs lineup vs. D-backs:

Albert Almora Jr. CF
Kris Bryant LF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Willson Contreras C
David Bote 3B
Ben Zobrist 2B
Mark Zagunis RF
Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have righty Kyle Hendricks (1-3, 3.54 ERA) on the mound against lefty Robbie Ray (0-1, 3.95 ERA). Hendricks just pitched against the D-backs on Friday and threw seven shutout innings striking out a season-high 11 batters.

Probable Pitchers vs. D-backs:

Yu Darvish vs. Zack Godley
Jose Quintana vs. Luke Weaver



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