4/24 Cubs lineup
There are a few changes in the Cubs’ lineup for Wednesday’s game, although weather may affect the contest. Anthony Rizzo was dropped from third to fourth, Luis Valbuena is starting at second, and Cody Ransom gets another start at third base against Reds right-hander Mat Latos. Wednesday also will be Alfonso Soriano’s first day off with Julio Borbon getting the start in left. The forecast calls for rain. We’ll see. Here’s the lineup:
Jeff Samardzija is four strikeouts away from making the top 10 list of Cubs pitchers for all-time single season K total for the month of April. Samardzija enters Wednesday’s game with 31 strikeouts; Rich Harden and Ken Holtzman are at No. 10 on the list with 35 each. Samardzija is fifth in the NL in strikeouts.
— Carrie Muskat