Cubs lineup vs. Reds, Rizzo out
Saturday's batting lineup for the game between the Cubs (83-61) and the Reds (63-85) at 3:05 p.m. CDT will be the following:
1. Albert Almora Jr. CF
2. Kris Bryant RF
3. Javier Baez 2B
4. David Bote 3B
5. Addison Russell SS
6. Willson Contreras C
7. Victor Caratini 1B
8. Jon Lester P
9. Ian Happ LF
It will be a pitching battle between Lester (15-6, 3.57 ERA) and left Cody Reed (0-2, 5.08). Lester is 3-1 with 2.15 ERA in his last five starts.
Rizzo gets the day off today as Caratini gets the spot start at first base and will bat seventh in the lineup.
The Cubs-Reds game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago.