Cubs lineup vs. Mariners, Bote in cleanup spot


by - Senior Editor -
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (8-6) will battle the Seattle Mariners (7-4) on Friday at 7:40 p.m. CT at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona.

The game can be streamed live on the radio on MLB.com and televised on MLB.TV, Seattle RSNW, and MLB Network.

One interesting note for today's game is that future Hall-of-Famer Ichiro Suzuki will start and play right field for the Mariners.

Cubs lineup vs. Mariners

Albert Almora Jr. CF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
David Bote 3B
Ian Happ 2B
Taylor Davis C
Jim Adduci DH
Mark Zagunis RF
Trent Giambrone LF

Duncan Robinson (0-0, 11.57 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs facing off against lefty Marco Gonzales (0-0, 1.29 ERA).

The Cubs decided that they liked what they have seen out of Yu Darvish and he will throw a sim game in Mesa instead of facing off against the Mariners in Peoria. During the simulated game, he pitched four innings giving up only one hit, one walk, and struck out three batters.

Mariners lineup vs. Cubs

Dee Gordon 2B
Mitch Haniger CF
Jay Bruce 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Domingo Santana LF
Omar Narvaez C
J.P. Crawford SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF



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