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Pre-Gamin’: Rangers at Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

In a short while, the Chicago Cubs will host the Texas Rangers at Sloan Park, where Yu Darvish was supposed to take the mound against his former team and do so with arguably the most “Opening Day” type lineup we’ve seen yet.

Unfortunately, the flu is back at Cubs camp and it’s claimed two new victims: Yu Darvish and Jason Kipnis. So now, we’ve got James Norwood starting in place of Darvish and Nico Hoerner sliding into Kipnis’ spot at second base. Oh well. I hope everyone feels better soon.

Go Cubs.

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Game Info

Texas Rangers (8-4) at Chicago Cubs (5-7)  – Thursday, March 5th at 2:05 CT on Marquee Sports Network (if you get it!)

Starting Pitchers

Rangers: Jonathan Hernandez (R)


Cubs: James Norwood (R)

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Kris Bryant, 3B
  2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B scratched with a blister issue, Corban Joseph in
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. Kyle Schwarber, DH
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Steven Souza Jr., LF
  8. Ian Happ, CF
  9. Nico Hoerner, 2B

Texas Rangers:

  1. Leody Taveras, RF
  2. Nick Solak, CF
  3. Willie Calhoun, LF
  4. Ronald Guzman, 1B
  5. Sam Travis, DH
  6. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS
  7. Sherten Apostel, 3B
  8. Sam Huff, C
  9. Anderson Tejada, 2B

Author: Michael Cerami

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