Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Happ to bat cleanup

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Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports
Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (43-44) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at 12:10 p.m. CDT on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field televised on WGN-TV and TBS.

The veteran lefty Jon Lester will take the mound for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Jameson Taillon.

In 2017, Lester has a 5-5 record with 3.94 ERA and 110 strikeouts.

Cubs rookie Ian Happ is batting cleanup for Sunday's game. Happ and Schwarber are only the Cubs in franchise history to reach 13 HRs in their 1st 50 career games.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (4.5 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

1. Jon Jay CF
2. Kris Bryant 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Ian Happ 2B
5. Kyle Schwarber LF
6. Willson Contreras C
7. Jason Heyward RF
8. Addison Russell SS
9. Jon Lester P

Pirates Lineup vs. Cubs

1. Harrison LF
2. Cervelli C
3. McCutchen CF
4. Freese 3B
5. Bell 1B
6. Osuna RF
7. Mercer SS
8. Moroff 2B
9. Taillon P

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