Cubs lineup vs. Reds, Bryant still out


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Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports
Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports

The Cubs will try to go for an impressive seven-game winning streak today.

Friday afternoon's batting lineup for the first game of the series between the Cubs (49-35) and the Reds (38-49) at 1:20 p.m. CDT will be the following:

1. Albert Almora Jr. CF
2. Jason Heyward RF
3. Javier Baez 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo 1B
5. Ben Zobrist 2B
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Willson Contreras C
8. Addison Russell SS
9. Mike Montgomery P

It will be a pitching battle between Montgomery (3-2, 3.55 ERA) and righty Tyler Mahle (6-6, 3.83 ERA).

The game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago and MLB Network (out-of-market-only).

Tags: Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr, Willson Contreras, Mike Montgomery
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