Cubs lineup vs. Giants, David Bote at cleanup

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Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (15-11) will battle the San Francisco Giants (11-12) on Thursday at 3:05 CDT at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

The game will be streamed on the radio at MLB.com. There is no television today.

Cubs lineup vs. Giants

Albert Almora CF
Kris Bryant LF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
David Bote SS
Ian Happ 2B
Phillip Evans 3B
Victor Caratini C
Kyle Hendricks P
Mark Zagunis RF

The 'Professor' (1-0, 5.06 ERA) will take the mound against former Cub Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 2.63 ERA).

Cubs relievers scheduled to pitch include Brian Duensing, Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler, Allen Webster, and Brad Brach.

Giants lineup vs. Cubs

Duggar CF
Solarte 2B
Belt 1B
Longoria 3B
Crawford SS
Williamson LF
Joyce RF
Garcia C
Samardzija P

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