Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Almora Jr. returns to CF


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Andy Marlin - USA Today Sports
Andy Marlin - USA Today Sports

Saturday's batting lineup for the second game of the series between the Cubs (67-48) and the Nationals (59-57) at 3:05 p.m. CDT will be the following:

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Javier Baez 2B
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. David Bote 3B
5. Willson Contreras C
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Addison Russell SS
8. Jon Lester P
9. Albert Almora Jr. CF

Bote moves into the cleanup spot in today's lineup while veteran Ben Zobrist gets the day off.

It will be a pitching battle between Lester (12-4, 3.44 ERA) and righty Tanner Roark (6-12, 4.21). The Cubs rotation for the rest of the week including Jose Quintana on Tuesday, Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday, Jon Lester on Thursday, Cole Hamels on Friday, Mike Montgomery on Saturday (Aug 18).

Nationals lineup vs. Cubs

Eaton RF
Turner SS
Rendon 3B
Harper CF
Soto LF
Zimmerman 1B
Murphy 2B
Wieters C
Roark RHP

The Cubs game will be televised nationally on ABC 7 Chicago and Fox Sports One.

Tags: Albert Almora Jr, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery
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