Cubs lineup vs. Mets, Happ batting cleanup


by - Senior Editor -
Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports
Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (79-66) will battle the New York Mets at 7:05 PM CDT on Thursday night televised on ABC 7 Chicago. The Cubs are in sole possession of first place ahead of the Cardinals by only 2.5 games in the National League Central division.

The North Siders are currently 4-6 in their last ten games as the Cardinals, and the Brewers are right in the thick of things in the divisional race.

Rookie Jen-Ho Tseng will make his major league debut during Thursday's start for the defending World Champions opposed by righty Seth Lugo.

In 2017, Tseng has a 13-4 record with a 2.54 ERA in 24 starts in the minor leagues. He is the first Taiwanese player to play for the Cubs.

Cubs lineup vs. Mets

1. Jon Jay CF

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Ian Happ 2B

5. Kyle Schwarber LF

6. Javy Baez SS

7. Jason Heyward RF

8. Taylor Davis

9. Jen-Ho Tseng

Mets lineup vs. Cubs

Reyes 2B, Nimmo LF, Cabrera 3B, Smith 1B, d'Arnaud C, Aoki RF, Rosario SS, Lagares CF, Lugo P

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