Chicago Cubs lineup vs. A's, Heyward at cleanup


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Chicago Cubs lineup vs. A's, Heyward at cleanup

Chicago Cubs baseball is back!

The Cubs (0-0) will play the Oakland A's (0-0) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. CT at Sloan Park in Mesa.

The game can be watched on the new Marquee Sports Network and MLB.TV.

This is the 42nd consecutive spring in Mesa for the Cubs, which is the longest active streak in the Cactus League, according to the Cubs notes.

The Cubs lineup:

1. Kris Bryant 3B

2. Anthony Rizzo 1B

3. Javy Baez SS

4. Jason Heyward RF

5. Willson Contreras C

6. Jason Kipnis 2B

7. Steven Souza Jr. LF

8. David Bote DH

9. Albert Almora Jr. CF

Cubs pitcher Alec Mills will get the first start of the spring against lefty A.J. Puk.

A's Lineup:

1. Jorge Mateo SS

2. Robbie Grossman LF

3. Mark Canha RF

4. Seth Brown 1B

5. Chad Pinder DH

6. Franklin Barreto 2B

7. Dustin Fowler CF

8. Sheldon Neuse 3B

9. Jonah Helm C

In other Cubs news, David Ross will not be managing tonight as he is battling the flu.

Also of note, Anthony Rizzo will be mic'd up tonight (he is also under the weather with an illness but playing), and Mark Grace will be in the booth with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies.

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