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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Rangers (2:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.


surprise arizonaThe Cubs head to Surprise (surprise!) to take on the Rangers today. They’ll have Hisanori Takahashi on the mound to start the game, which is interesting, because he’d be considered – by me – be a LOOGY candidate until recently. In recent years, he’s been very effective as a situational lefty against lefties. But today’s start confirms that the Cubs are looking at him for more of a long relief role. We’ll see how this plays.


Junior Lake starts once again at third base. He’s seriously getting a ton of work over there.

Today’s game is available (audio) on

The lineup:

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Dave Sappelt, DH

3. Scott Hairston, RF

4. Darnell McDonald, LF

5. Javier Baez, SS

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Junior Lake, 3B

8. Edwin Maysonet, 2B

9. Steve Clevenger, 1B


Brett Taylor

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