Cubs Lineup for Opener of Three-Game Series in St. Louis
Jason Heyward is in right field in his return to Busch Stadium. Dexter Fowler leads off in center and Jorge Soler is in left. Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell and Kris Bryant are in the infield behind John Lackey. And as expected, Miguel Montero is behind the plate for his first start since Friday.
Cubs batting order vs. Mike Leake: Dexter Fowler CF, Jason Heyward RF, Ben Zobrist 2B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Kris Bryant 3B, Miguel Montero C, Jorge Soler LF, Addison Russell SS, John Lackey P
The Cubs will get their first look at Mike Leake in a Cardinals’ jersey. Leake has had a lot of success against the Cubs.
For his career, right-handers are hitting .256/.306/.409 with a .716 OPS against Leake while left-handers have managed a .277/.324/.444 with a .768. In two starts this season, the splits favor righties.
Right-handers are batting .353/.389/.471 with a .859 OPS and lefties are hitting .273/.429/.455 with a .833 OPS.
Joe Maddon’s bench tonight consists of Javier Baez, Tommy La Stella, Matt Szczur and David Ross.