Pre-Split-Squad-Gamin': Indians at Cubs (3:05 CT), Royals at Cubs (3:05 CT)

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Pre-Split-Squad-Gamin’: Indians at Cubs (3:05 CT), Royals at Cubs (3:05 CT)

Chicago Cubs

Yesterday, the Cubs split their split-squad contests against the Indians, losing the first game 1-5 and winning the second game 11-4 (that one featured a trio of homers from Addison Russell, Jacob Hannemann, and Mark Zagunis).

Which means we’ll get the rubber match later today (3:05 CT), when the two 2016 World Series participants will face off as split squads for the third time. Right-hander Stephen Fife will start the game for the Indians, and lefty Rob Zastryzny will get the nod from the Cubs.

That game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago and on 670 The Score. Or, if you’re like Brett and live in Ohio, you might be able to catch this one televised on SportsTime Ohio this afternoon.

Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Indians:

  1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  2. Kris Bryant, DH
  3. Addison Russell, SS
  4. Jason Heyward, RF
  5. Victor Caratini, C
  6. Ryan Court, 3B
  7. Jacob Hannemann, CF
  8. Chesny Young, 2B
  9. Charcer Burks, LF

Pitcher: Rob Zastryzny

Cleveland Indians Lineup:

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Rajai Davis, LF
  3. Jason Kipnis, DH
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Yandy Diaz, 3B
  6. Bradley Zimmer, CF
  7. Brandon Barnes, RF
  8. Eric Haase, C
  9. Drew Maggi, 2B

Pitcher: Stephen Fife

The second game of the day, which is happening simultaneously, features the other half of the Cubs hosting the Royals at Sloan Park. Danny Duffy is starting for the Royals, and Tyler Chatwood takes the mound for the Cubs. That game should be available on MLB.TV (Royals broadcast), while you’ll find the audio on

Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Royals: 

  1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  2. Javy Baez, SS
  3. Willson Contreras, C
  4. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  5. Albert Almora, CF
  6. Tommy La Stella, 3B
  7. Efren Navarro, 1B
  8. Peter Bourjos, RF
  9. Tyler Chatwood, P

Pitcher: Tyler Chatwood

Kansas City Royals Lineup: 

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
  3. Mike Moustakas, DH
  4. Frank Schwindel, 1B
  5. Alex Gordon, LF
  6. Jorge SOler, RF
  7. Ryan Goins, SS
  8. Drew Butera, C
  9. Humberto Arteaga, 2B

Pitcher: Danny Duffy

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami