Tonight, the Chicago Cubs will play their first World Series game at Wrigley Field since … yesterday. Hmm.
John Lackey (and the following) will look to even the series against Corey Kluber and the Indians tonight at Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Cleveland Indians (Corey Kluber):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, LF
- Willson Contreras, C
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Javier Baez, 2B
- John Lackey, P
Jason Heyward returns to the lineup and will play right field while Jorge Soler becomes a dangerous right-handed option off Joe Maddon’s bench. Heyward is 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his career against Corey Kluber.
The other notable change is Javier Baez’s significant drop in the order down to the eighth spot. Baez is 2-for-16 with six strikeouts (37.5 K%) in his last four postseason games.
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.