Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Russell out

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (30-29) will battle the first-place Colorado Rockies (39-23) at 1:20 p.m. CDT on Friday afternoon televised on CSN Chicago. Mike Montgomery 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 third straight game. Major league baseball is investigating domestic violence allegations with Russell. However, Russell is active and on the bench available to pinch-hit today.

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. Javy Baez SS

7. Miguel Montero C

8. Mike Montgomery P

9. Kyle Schwarber LF

Rockies lineup vs. Cubs

1. Blackmon CF

2. LeMahieu 2B

3. Arenado 3B

4. Reynolds 1B

5. Gonzalez RF

6. Desmond LF

7. Story SS

8. Hanigan C

9. Marquez P

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