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Chicago Cubs Lineup: If It Ain’t Broke …

Cubs Lineups

If night games after an off-day are evil, then day games after late-night wins are all that is good in the world.

Here’s the Cubs lineup for this afternoon:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Addison Russell, SS
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Javy Baez, 2B
  8. Jake Arrieta, P
  9. Albert Almora Jr., CF

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That lineup should look pretty familiar, as it was the one on the field last night when the Cubs pulled off their third straight improbable comeback. The one notable difference – other than a new starting pitcher – is that Jason Heyward and Willson Contreras have flipped spots in the order.

The Reds starter, Cody Reed, is a lefty, and although he hardly has a Major League sample size from which to draw conclusions, righties have hit him far better than lefties for his career. So maybe that’s your answer.

As usual we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.


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Michael Cerami

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