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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Bryant Out, Baez Plays Third, Heyward Leads Off

Cubs Lineups

The Chicago Cubs have won a season-high six games in a row, which is swell.


Here’s the group who’ll try to make it seven:

  1. Jason Heyward, RF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Willson Contreras, C
  5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  6. Ian Happ, CF
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Javy Baez, 3B
  9. Jake Arrieta, P

Kris Bryant isn’t in the starting lineup after injuring his pinky on a head-first slide in Wednesday’s win against the Braves. Hopefully he’ll be back soon. In his place is Baez, who is 10-for-20 with two homers and two doubles since the All-Star Break. Stay hot, Javy.

Jason Heyward leads off for the first time in 2017, as the Cubs continue to experiment with a variety of leadoff hitters. He is 7-for-20 (.350 avg.) lifetime against Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez, and is 9-for-21 (.429) with a double, triple, and home run in the second half. Keep up the good work.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (1:20 CT). In the meantime, make sure you check out this morning’s Bullets, complete with a Cubs hype video about this series against the Cardinals.



Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.