Cubs lineup vs. Royals, Baez at cleanup


by - Senior Editor -
Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (7-5) will face off against the Kansas City Royals (7-4) on Wednesday at 2:05 p.m. CT at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

The game can be streamed live on the radio on MLB.com. No TV today.

Cubs lineup vs. Royals

Albert Almora CF
David Bote 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Victor Caratini C
Daniel Descalso 2B
Johnny Field LF
Evan Marzilli RF
Ian Rice DH

Veteran Jose Quintana (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Heath Fillmyer (0-0, 6.35 ERA).

The Cubs relievers scheduled to pitch include Pedro Strop, Steve Cishek, Brad Brach, Tyler Chatwood and Mike Zagurski. This will be the first appearances by veterans Pedro Strop and Steve Cishek if they make it into the game today.

Royals lineup vs. Cubs

Flores 2B
Owings SS
Dozier 3B
Soler RF
Schwindel 1B
Starling DH
Bonifacio LF
Viloria C
Hamilton CF

Other Royals pitched scheduled to pitch today include Michael Ynoa, Conner Greene, Josh Staumont, Drew Storen, Andres Machado and Jake Newberry.

One interesting historical Cubs note to share is that Andre "Hawk" Dawson signed with the Cubs 32 years ago today.



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