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

A future first ballot Hall-of-Famer retired today:

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