Weather permitting … The Cubs wrap up the series with the Cardinals on Sunday night (7:08pm CDT). Jon Lester is taking on Carlos Martinez in the Cubs final home game of the regular season. And Joe Maddon is using what has become his regular Lester lineup.
Cubs batting order: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant LF, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist 2B, Addison Russell SS, Jason Heyward RF, Javier Baez 3B, David Ross C, Jon Lester P
Right-handers have struggled against Carlos Martinez this season. Righties are hitting .208/.269/.262 with a .531 OPS. Martinez has allowed only 11 extra basehits to right-handers all season … eight doubles and three home runs.
Left-handers are hitting .257/.345/.395 with a .741 OPS, 27 extra basehits (15 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs) off Martinez this season.
Maddon has a bench of Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero, Tim Federowicz, Tommy La Stella, Chris Coghlan, Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora Jr. and Munenori Kawasaki for the start of the game.