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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Rangers (3:05 CT), Royals v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.


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The Cubs play a couple split-squad games today – against the Royals in Mesa, and against the Rangers in Las Vegas – and both are televised.


You can catch the Royals game on WGN, and it’s the debut of the new broadcast team, Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. The Rangers game, one of two in Vegas this weekend, is on MLB Network. So get your channel-flipping finger ready for a busy day.

Jeff Samardzija takes the ball in Vegas, and Hisanori Takahashi (still fighting for a bullpen spot, probably against the red hot Chris Rusin) starts in Mesa.

That Mesa game will feature both Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, so you can all finally watch them today. Another walk-off, perhaps? Maybe Soler this time?


Lineup versus the Rangers:

1. Luis Valbuena, SS

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, DH

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Scott Hairston, CF

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Brian Bogusevic, LF

8. Steve Clevenger, 1B

9. Edwin Maysonet, 3B


Lineup versus Royals:

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Brent Lillibridge, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Josh Vitters, DH

6. Javier Baez, SS

7. Jorge Soler, RF

8. Rafael Lopez, C

9. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.