No Russell in #Cubs lineup vs Cards for Game 4
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, who strained his left hamstring when he hit a triple on Monday, was not in Tuesday’s lineup for Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Jason Hammel gets the start at Wrigley Field. First pitch was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT.
Russell tripled in the fourth inning of the Cubs’ 8-6 win over the Cardinals, and slid head-first into third base. He was removed from the game for pinch-runner Javier Baez, and was to be re-examined on Tuesday. Baez started at shortstop on Tuesday, giving the Cubs four rookies in the lineup again.
The rest of the Cubs’ batting order Tuesday was the same as in Game 3 with hot rookie Jorge Soler batting second. Soler has reached base safely in all nine plate appearances, and is the first player in Major League history to do that in his first postseason appearances.
In Game 3, the Cubs’ Nos. 1-6 batters each homered, marking the first time in franchise history that occured in the same game.
Here’s the lineup: