Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Russell out

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Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (30-28) will battle the first-place Colorado Rockies (38-23) at 7:05 p.m. CDT on Thursday night televised on CSN Chicago Plus. Veteran lefty Jon Lester will take the mound for the defending World Champions.

One lineup note is that shortstop Addison Russell is replaced in the starting lineup with Javy Baez for the second straight game. Major league baseball is investigating domestic violence allegations with Russell according to multiple reports.

The Cubs are currently in second place in the National League Central (1 GB) behind the Brewers.

Cubs Lineup vs. Rockies

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

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