Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Zobrist to lead off


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Matt Marton - USA Today Sports
Matt Marton - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (42-43) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:20 p.m. CDT on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field televised on CSN-Chicago and MLB Network.

Eddie Butler will take the mound for the defending World Champions and be opposed by righty Trevor Williams.

In 2017, Butler has a 4-3 record with 4.18 ERA with 28 strikeouts. However, he is much better at home going 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA at Wrigley Field.

Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and will bat fifth for today's game.

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. Ben Zobrist 2B
2. Kris Bryant 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Ian Happ CF
5. Kyle Schwarber LF
6. Jason Heyward RF
7. Victor Caratini C
8. Addison Russell SS
9. Eddie Butler P

Tags: Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, Eddie Butler, Victor Caratini, Ian Happ
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