Jason Heyward Returns To The Lineup As The Cubs Look To Even The Series With St. Louis

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We threw out the question earlier today and now we have the answer. After leaving Friday night’s game against the Giants, Jason Heyward returns to the lineup tonight and will bat second against the St. Louis Cardinals as the Cubs look to even up the series at one game apiece.

While Jason Heyward has never faced tonight’s Cardinals starter Michael Wacha, his Cubs teammates have found some success against the right-hander. Collectively, tonight’s Chicago lineup has a .353 average against Wacha with four home runs and eight RBIs. Just on his own, Anthony Rizzo has gone 10-for-22 (.455) with two homers and four runs batted in. Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant, who returns to third base tonight, have also taken Wacha deep.

Tonight’s Cardinals lineup will face Jason Hammel, who’ll be looking to bounce back after suffering his first defeat of the season in his last outing, giving up four runs in six innings in a loss to the Brewers last Thursday.

Here’s everything else you need to know about tonight’s matchup.

Chicago Cubs (29-14) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-21)

Time: 6:10 PM CT

Location: Busch Stadium

Radio: 670 The Score

TV: CSN, ESPN

Starting Pitchers: Jason Hammel (5-1, 2.31 ERA) vs Michael Wacha (2-4, 4.03 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Wacha AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Dexter Fowler 2-5 .400 0 0 0 0 1 0
RF Jason Heyward
3B Kris Bryant 3-10 .300 1 1 1 3 1 4
1B Anthony Rizzo 10-22 .455 0 0 2 4 1 2
2B Ben Zobrist 1-3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Jorge Soler 2-5 .400 0 0 1 1 1 2
SS Addison Russell 0-5 .000 0 0 0 0 1 2
C David Ross 0-1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
P Jason Hammel

 

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Position Player vs Hammel AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
3B Matt Carpenter 2-15 .133 1 0 0 1 0 7
SS Aledmys Diaz
LF Matt Holliday 5-14 .357 3 0 0 0 2 4
RF Stephen Piscotty 1-2 .500 0 1 0 0 1 1
1B Brandon Moss 3-12 .250 1 0 0 1 0 3
C Yadier Molina 7-15 .467 3 1 0 3 1 1
CF Randal Grichuk 3-8 .375 0 1 1 3 0 2
2B Kolten Wong 1-4 .250 1 0 0 0 0 2
P Michael Wacha