#Cubs lineup vs Cards

Jason Hammel gets the start Sunday night as the Cubs close their series against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Bryant 3B

Rizzo 1B

Montero C

Castro SS

Coghlan LF

Denorfia RF

Hammel P

Russell 2B

* The Cardinals have won six of eight meetings against the Cubs this season. The Cardinals are on pace for 109 wins. The
Cubs are on pace for 87.

* The Cubs are looking to avoid setting their longest losing streak of the season with a loss on Sunday. They have been
outscored 20-5 during this four-game stretch. Chicago is batting .148 (4-for-27) with runners in scoring position with 35 runners left on base.

* In his last start against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Hammel gave up two hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, but did not factor
into the decision. Hammel is 2-0, 2.01 ERA in five June starts. His 0.94 WHIP is fourth in MLB among qualifying pitchers behind Max Scherzer (0.79), Jacob deGrom (0.93) and Zack Greinke (0.93).

* Anthony Rizzo is fourth in MLB with a .987 OPS. The only players ranked higher are Bryce Harper (1.185), Paul
Golschmidt (1.113) and Miguel Cabrera (1.053).

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