Cubs lineup vs. Giants, Baez at leadoff

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Steve Mitchell - USA Today Sports
Steve Mitchell - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (23-21) will battle the San Fransisco Giants (21-27) at 7:05 p.m. CDT on Wednesday night televised on CSN Chicago.

Righty Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for the defending World Champions opposed by lefty starter Matt Moore. Hendricks has a 1.82 ERA in his last five starts this season.

Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist and slugger Kyle Schwarber are both out of the starting lineup for today's action. This is the first time this year that second baseman Javier Baez will bat leadoff for the team. He is 4-for-17 in five career games at the tablesetter position.

The Cubs are currently in third place (1.5 games back) in the National League Central behind the Brewers and Cardinals.

Cubs batting lineup vs. Giants

1. Javier Baez 2B
2 Albert Almora Jr CF
3. Kris Bryant 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo 1B
5. Ian Happ LF
6. Jason Heyward RF
7. Addison Russell SS
8. Miguel Montero C
9. Kyle Hendricks P

Giants lineup vs. Cubs

1. Span CF
2. Panik 2B
3. Belt 1B
4. Posey C
5. Crawford SS
6. Nunez LF
7. Arroyo 3B
8. Williamson RF
9. Moore P

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