Chicago Cubs Lineup: Cubs go for Another Sweep of the Pirates, Baez in at Third

The Cubs have utterly and completely dominated the Pirates so far this year. In fact, the only thing the Pirates do better than the Cubs is intentionally bean hitters…but I digress.

The Cubs will be going for their second sweep in as many series against the Pirates this year. In the first series the Cubs outscored the Pirates 20-5. So far in this one the Cubs have outscored them 17-6. It’s safe to assume that the Pirates don’t like playing the Cubs much.

Jon Lester is back on the hill for the Cubs in today’s 1:20 PM CDT game at Wrigley Field. It looks like the wind is blowing out today so it could be another high scoring affair, at least for the Cubs, if the wind continues.

Joe Maddon has Javier Baez in at third base and Kris Bryant is in at left field.

Here’s today’s Cubs lineup:

Jon Lester (L)
vs. Pirates – Gerrit Cole (R)
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Jason Heyward (L) RF
3. Kris Bryant (R) LF
4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
5. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
6. Addison Russell (R) SS
7. Javier Baez (R) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jon Lester (L) P

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