Cubs vs. Royals: Lineup, TV info, Notes, Game Thread
|Monday, August 3, 2020, 3:46 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs will try to 'Fly the W' against the Royals tonight as they are 7-2 through the first nine games, their best start since the title-winning 2016 season.
When and Where: The Cubs (7-2) will take on the Kansas City Royals (3-7) at Wrigley Field on Monday at 7:30 PM CT.
Television info: The game will be on the Marquee Sports Network and Fox Sports Kansas City (Royals telecast).
TV Announcers: Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies (Cubs)
Radio: 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, and KCSP 610
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1. Kris Bryant LF
2. Anthony Rizzo 1B
3. Javier Baez SS
4. Willson Contreras C
5. Kyle Schwarber DH
6. David Bote 3B
7. Jason Heyward RF
8. Nico Hoerner 2B
9. Ian Happ CF
Lineup notes: Kris Bryant is back in the lineup after missing two games with a stomach bug and self-reporting those symptoms. Albert Almora Jr. is not in the lineup against a lefty as Ian Happ gets the start at center.
Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have righty Alec Mills (1-0, 3.00 ERA) on the mound against lefty Danny Duffy (0-1, 5.79 ERA).
Mills has a 2.67 ERA in eight career games on the road.
Willson Contreras has 5 doubles in his last 6 games pic.twitter.com/Rg6GrNVzhj— CubsHQ.com (@ChicagoCubsHQ) August 3, 2020
Anthony Rizzo has reached safely in his last 23 games at Wrigley Field pic.twitter.com/6VS0cvZ0wA— CubsHQ.com (@ChicagoCubsHQ) August 3, 2020
IT'S HAPPENING!— CubsHQ.com (@ChicagoCubsHQ) August 3, 2020
Ian Happ is hitting .377 with five doubles, eight homers, and 18 RBI in his last 17 games pic.twitter.com/qQp0TgzmAj