Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports
Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Diamondbacks, Avila starts

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (57-48) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on 7:05 PM CDT on Wednesday night televised on WGN-TV.

Veteran righty Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Zack Godley. An interesting tidbit about Godley is that he was traded by the Cubs for Miguel Montero before the 2015 season.

Arrieta is 3-1 with 2.25 ERA in his last five starts. For the season, he has a 10-7 record with 4.03 ERA with 116 strikeouts.

Newcomer Alex Avila will get his first Cubs start and replace catcher Willson Contreras in the starting lineup.

The Cubs are currently in first place in the National League Central (2.5 games) ahead of the Brew Crew.

Cubs Lineup vs. Diamondbacks

1. Ben Zobrist 2B

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Kyle Schwarber LF

5. Alex Avila C

6. Addison Russell SS

7. Jason Heyward Rf

8. Jon Jay CF

9. Jake Arrieta P

Diamondbacks lineup vs. Cubs

Peralta LF, Pollock CF, Lamb 3B, Goldschmidt 1B, Martinez RF, Descalso 2B, Iannetta C, Reinheimer SS, Godley P

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