Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Baez to leadoff


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Isiah Downing - USA Today Sports
Isiah Downing - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs are only 0.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central race.

Sunday afternoon's batting lineup for the final game of the three-game series between the Cubs (37-24) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (31-33) at 1:20 p.m. CDT will be the following:

1. Javy Baez 2B
2. Jason Heyward RF
3. Kris Bryant 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo 1B
5. Ian Happ CF
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Addison Russell SS
8. Chris Gimenez C
9. Kyle Hendricks P

Cubs will have the Hendricks on the mound (4-5, 3.59 ERA) against righty Ivan Nova (2-5, 4.96 ERA). The 'Professor' has given up 12 homers in 12 games this season and in his last start he gave up a season-high five runs in five innings against the Phillies.

The Cubs will try to go for six straight wins and it will be televised on WGN-TV and MLB.TV.

FYI: The starting pitching schedule for the Cubs against the rival Brewers will be Jose Quintana on Monday, Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday, and Mike Montgomery on Wednesday.


Tags: Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks, Ian Happ,
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