Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals on Opening Night

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Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports
Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs will play their rival St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Night at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, at 7:35 p.m. CDT on Sunday night.

Cubs standout pitcher Jon Lester will take the mound for the defending World Champions.

Some interesting notes on the lineup is Javy Baez is starting at second base while Jason Heyward is playing centerfield to put their most potent offense and best defensive infield on display against the Cardinals.

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

Cardinals lineup vs. Cubs

1. Fowler CF
2. Diaz SS
3. Carpenter 1B
4. Peralta 3B
5. Molina C
6. Piscotty RF
7. Gyorko 2B
8. Grichuk LF
9. Martinez P

MLB's Commissioner Rob Manfred will be in attendance tonight at Busch Stadium.

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