#Cubs and Hendricks face Cards

Kyle Hendricks will start Saturday in Game 3 of the Cubs’ four-game set against the Cardinals. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Bryant 3B

Rizzo 1B

Zobrist LF

Russell SS

Heyward RF

Contreras C

Baez 2B

Hendricks P

The Cubs enter Saturday’s game with a 14-game lead in the NL Central Division. The last time the Cubs held this large of a lead in their division or (pre-1969) in their league was in 1929. Their last lead this large over 114 decisions or fewer was through the games of Aug. 25, 1907, when they held a 15 1/2-game lead in the NL

The Cubs have a plus 200 run differential for the first time since the completion of the 1945 regular season when the Cubs finished with a plus 203 differential (735 runs scored, 532 runs allowed).

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Source:: Muskat Ramblings

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