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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.)

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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.


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


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Brett Taylor

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

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