Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports
Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Rays, Contreras to leadoff

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (41-42) will battle the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:20 p.m. CDT on Wednesday afternoon televised on CSN-Chicago.

Veteran John Lackey will take the mound for the defending World Champions as he will face lefty Blake Snell.

Cubs young catcher Willson Contreras will bat leadoff for the second time this season. In his first leadoff at-bat this season, he hit a solo homer to start off the game.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (3.5 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs lineup vs. Rays

1. Willson Contreras C

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Ben Zobrist RF

5. Ian Happ LF

6. Albert Almora Jr CF

7. Javier Baez 2B

8. Addison Russell SS

9. Jon Lester P

Rays lineup vs. Cubs

1. Smith CF

2. Dickerson LF

3. Longoria 3B

4. Morrison 1B

5. Souza RF

6. Beckham 2B

7. Hechavarria SS

8. Sucre C

9. Snell P

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