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Pre-Gamin’: Royals at Cubs (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread


The Cubs welcome the Royals to Sloan Park for a rare spring night game.

Mike Montgomery makes his fourth start of the spring, though he’s accumulated just 7.0 innings so far. He’s also batting (eighth) for himself tonight, something we discussed earlier today in the lineup post.

John Andreoli is still around and is starting in left field tonight, but with just two weeks until Opening Night in St. Louis you have to imagine his time in big league camp will soon come to an end. Still, he seems destined to spend some time with the big league team at some point during the regular season.

Kyle Schwarber has the night off and Jon Jay is starting in center field instead of Albert Almora, but everything else settles in quite normally. We’re getting closer, friends.


Today’s game is being broadcast on CSN Chicago, and also will be on MLB Network outside the Chicago market. The Cubs-based audio will be available at and on 670 the Score. For future reference, you can check which games will be televised here.

Cubs Lineup:

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Mike Montgomery, P
  9. John Andreoli, LF

Starting Pitcher: Mike Montgomery



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.