Chicago Cubs Lineup: Cubs Look for Strong Start to Home Stand; Soler in RF, Bryant at 1B

The Cubs (31-14) will look to get this three-game, all day series started with a win against the Phillies (26-21) as Jon Lester (4-3, 2.60 ERA) takes on Adam Morgan (1.2, 5.61 ERA). They’ll do it with Jason Heyward on the bench and the streaking Jorge Soler in right field. We spoke about them both in the series preview but I’m a little surprised to see Heyward sitting today. Certainly, it’s just Joe looking to give Jason a little bit of rest and hoping he comes out swinging tomorrow.

Matt Szczur is starting today in left field and Kris Bryant steps in at first base with a rare day off for Anthony Rizzo. That leaves Javier Baez at third base. This is a really fun and interesting lineup. It will be exciting to see them play today.

Here’s today’s Cubs lineup:

Jon Lester (L)
vs. Phillies – Adam Morgan (L)
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
3. Kris Bryant (R) 1B
4. Jorge Soler (R) RF
5. Matt Szczur (R) LF
6. Addison Russell (R) SS
7. Javier Baez (R) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jon Lester (L) P

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