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Cubs Lineup: Javy Baez Back in at Third Base, Addison Russell Moves Up

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happy cubs old logoFor today’s series finale against the Pirates, the Cubs go with a familiar group against righty Gerrit Cole after facing two straight lefties:

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Kris Bryant, LF
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  6. Addison Russell, SS
  7. Javy Baez, 3B
  8. David Ross, C
  9. Jon Lester, P

Addison Russell gets to move up the lineup a bit, even if it’s mostly because of the personnel around him. With how hot he is, though, it’s well-deserved. Of course, given the top five in this lineup, it’ll be tough to move much higher, especially if/when Jason Heyward starts hitting. (He’s looked really good the last few days, for what that’s worth.)


Javy Baez has been out of the starting lineup for a couple days, even as he’s still made appearances. He’ll start at third base in this one, pushing Kris Bryant out to left field.

The Cubs go for their second straight sweep over the Pirates today, and we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time.



Brett Taylor

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