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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jorge Soler is Your Designated Hitter

Cubs Lineups

happy cubs old logoThe Chicago Cubs just dropped a series to the Brewers, but remain on their march towards the playoffs.

Tonight, Jon Lester and the Cubs will look to shrink their magic number once again, against Joe Musgrove and the Astros.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Houston Astros (Joe Musgrove):

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


The regular, defense first, Jon Lester lineup is scheduled to take the field tonight, with Javy Baez at third base and Kris Bryant in left field.

However, due to the benefit of an American League park, Jon Lester will not have to bat tonight, as Jorge Soler steps in as the designated hitter. In addition, the only other notable change is that Javy Baez is batting ninth, instead of eighth, with David Ross sticking in his usual eighth spot.

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



Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.