Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Red Sox (5:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Red Sox (5:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs are playing some interleague Spring Training baseball against the Red Sox, so you just know it’s gonna get wild (and, hey, it’ll be on MLB.TV (Red Sox broadcast), so you’ll be able to check it out, too!). If you don’t have MLB.TV, you can catch the audio on

As for the lineups, the Cubs are going with a lot of regulars tonight, minus Willson Contreras behind the plate. In his place, the newly named backup, Victor Caratini, gets the start. Yu Darvish will be pitching for the Cubs, though in his final start before the regular season, you might not see him throw too many innings (indeed, he’s not batting for himself).

The Red Sox are countering with a pretty full lineup of their own, and are starting Rick Porcello on the mound. I know we’ve had a lot of Spring Training games already this year (and we’re just a few days from Miami), but this is a pretty exciting matchup.

And again, here’s what to expect:

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Ian Happ, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Addison Russell, SS
  5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  6. Victor Caratini, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Javy Baez, 2B
  9. Tommy La Stella

Pitcher: Yu Darvish

Boston Red Sox Lineup:

  1. Mookie Betts, RF
  2. J.D. Martinez, LF
  3. Hanley Ramirez, DH
  4. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  5. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  7. Rafael Devers, 3B
  8. Brock Holt, 2B
  9. Sandy Leon, C

Pitcher: Rick Porcello

Author: Michael Cerami

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