Cubs lineup vs. D-backs, Albert Almora Jr. sits

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Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (9-9) will go for their fifth straight win in a row as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-10) at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

Today's game is the 103rd-year anniversary game at the ballpark, first known as Weeghman Park.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, ABC 7 Chicago, and Fox Sports Arizona.

Feel free to visit CubsHQ.com during the game as we will have a live game thread covering the ballgame with one of our writers. If you haven't joined our 100% free site, REGISTER HERE. It takes only 30 seconds to get a full membership.

Lineup Notes: Willson Contreras has been stellar against Zack Greinke smashing two homers in three career at-bats.

Jason Heyward gets the start in center despite batting only .100 (1-for-10) against Greinke in his career.

Cubs lineup vs. D-backs:

Ben Zobrist RF
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Willson Contreras C
Jason Heyward CF
Daniel Descalso 2B
Kyle Schwarber LF
Yu Darvish P

Pitching Matchup: Yu Darvish (1-2, 6.11 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Zack Greinke (2-1, 5.79 ERA). Last time up, Darvish allowed only two runs while striking out eight batters flashing a 99 MPH fastball in 5 2/3 innings.


Pitching Probables: Sunday - Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. Ray (0-1, 4.64 ERA); Tuesday - LHP José Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA) vs. Dodgers

Jon Lester getting close to returning:




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Tags: Willson Contreras, Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jason Heyward, Daniel Descalso, Kyle Schwarber, Yu Darvish, Tyler Chatwood
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