Brad Penner - USA Today Sports
Brad Penner - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Marlins, Rizzo at leadoff

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (37-35) will battle the Miami Marlins at 6:10 p.m. CDT on Friday night televised on WGN-TV.

Righty veteran John Lackey will take the mound for the defending World Champions opposed by righty starter Jose Urena.

In 2017, Lackey has a 5-7 record with 4.98 ERA and 77 strikeouts while giving up an insane 20 homers already this season.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo will leadoff again after being a spark plug for the last nine games.

In injury news, Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is on the disabled list with a hand abrasion and Ben Zobrist is still out with his wrist injury and currently on the 10-day disabled list. Zobrist stayed back in Chicago to do rehab before being activated by the Cubs hopefully in a few days.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (1.5 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs lineup vs. Marlins

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Ian Happ RF

4. Addison Russell SS

5. Miguel Montero C

6. Javier Baez 2B

7. Albert Almora CF

8. John Lackey P

9. Jon Jay LF

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