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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist Leads Off, Bryant Batting Third, Montgomery Starting

Ben Zobrist Leads off in right and Jason Heyward slides over to handle the duties in center. Batting and playing third is none other than Kris Bryant, recently activated after an absence of more than two weeks. Anthony Rizzo is back in action as the cleanup man.

Javy Baez bats fifth and plays second, Kyle Schwarber is in left, Addison Russell is at short, and Victor Caratini is behind the plate. Willson Contreras had a rough night last night and Joe Maddon has said he’s going to be judicious with his starting catcher, particularly with his All-Star start limiting his rest next week.

In none-lineup news, Maddon has also said that Brandon Morrow will be available for the finale while Steve Cishek will not be. Might as well ease the unrest early on that stuff.

Mike Montgomery is on the rubber in the rubber game trying to live up to the standard set by Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana in the first two games of the series. That’s going to require him being a little sharper than in his past three starts, over which he’s given up a combined 10 runs. Not awful by any stretch, but a departure from giving up a …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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