Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Arrieta starting

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (70-60) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:05 PM CDT on Tuesday night televised on CSN Plus. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Brewers by 2.5 games in the National League Central division.

The North Siders are currently 7-3 in their last ten games.

Veteran righty Jake Arrieta will start for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Chad Kuhl (6-9, 4.52 ERA).

In 2017, Arrieta has a 13-8 record with a 3.49 ERA and 149 strikeouts. In his last eight starts, he has been extremely impressive with a 1.78 ERA.

Utility infielder Tommy La Stella will make his fourth start in a row for tonight's game and will bat fifth in the batting order. He is 7-for-15 with three homers in his last five games.

Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

1. Ben Zobrist RF

2. Kyle Schwarber LF

3. Kris Bryant 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo 1B

5. Tommy La Stella 2B

6. Alex Avila C

7. Jason Heyward CF

8. Javier Baez SS

9. Jake Arrieta P

Pirates lineup vs. Cubs

Marte LF, Harrison 2B, McCutchen CF, Bell 1B, Freese 3B, Jaso RF, Mercer SS, Stewart C, Kuhl P

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