Game 4 of The World Series is tonight (7:08pm CDT) with John Lackey taking on Corey Kluber. And Joe Maddon is going back to the Cubs’ DNA for his starting lineup. Defense.
Jason Heyward is back in the lineup and will make his first start of The Series and in five games. Heyward was on second base in the ninth inning of Game 3 when it ended after reaching on an error by Mike Napoli. Seeing this game will likely be decided by one or two runs, Maddon has Heyward in right field which will help the Cubs defensively.
The Cubs will start out with Ben Zobrist (LF), Dexter Fowler (CF) and Heyward in the outfield.
Willson Contreras is catching John Lackey in what is the veteran right-hander’s biggest big boy game of the year.
Cubs batting order: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Addison Russell SS, Jason Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, John Lackey P
Rain could impact Game 4 at Wrigley but Major League Baseball did not change the start time as was the case in Game 2 at Progressive Field.
The Cubs just need to go back to playing their game and make the necessary adjustments to put a couple of early runs on the board against Corey Kluber.
The Cubs will begin the game with Miguel Montero, David Ross, Chris Coghlan, Albert Almora Jr., Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber on the bench.