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The Chicago Cubs take on the San Diego Padres tonight in a late one on the road.

Jon Lester takes the bump for Chicago, while Edwin Jackson takes the ball for the Padres.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. San Diego Padres (Edwin Jackson):

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


Jason Heyward gets back into action, after a brief 4-game hiatus. He’ll draw the start in right field tonight, batting eighth. And while you probably shouldn’t expect an offensive bounce back at this point in the season (let alone, immediately upon returning tonight), I won’t stop you from hoping for one.

David Ross and Javy Baez assume their regular roles behind the plate and at third base, with Lester on the mound, while Addison Russell’s hot bat sticks in the middle of the order. Russell will look to keep up a blistering month of August against a very hittable pitcher in Edwin Jackson.

We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.




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