Cubs announce lineup for Game 4 vs. Cardinals

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have revealed their starting nine for a potential clinching game in the National League Division Series.

The Cubs lead the series  2-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals after Monday’s historic 8-6 victory in Game 3. They will look to win Game 4 at home and move on to the National League Championship Series.

A Cubs victory would be the first time the franchise has ever clinched a playoff series at Wrigley Field. But they’ll likely have to do it without Addison Russell, who is not in the lineup. Russell suffered a hamstring injury in Monday’s game. Javier Baez, who came in for Russell, will start in Tuesday’s matchup.

The Cubs have not reached the NLCS since 2003, when they lost in seven games to the Florida Marlins.

Here is the full lineup for Tuesday’s game:

  1. Dexter Fowler – CF
  2. Jorge Soler – RF
  3. Kris Bryant – 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  5. Starlin Castro – 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber – LF
  7. Miguel Montero – C
  8. Jason Hammel – P
  9. Javier Baez – SS

Pitcher Jason Hammel will start for the Cubs. John Lackey is expected to take the mound for St. Louis.

First pitch is set for 3:37 p.m.