#Cubs vs. Reds lineup and notes
John Lackey starts Saturday night in the third game of the Cubs’ series against the Reds. Lackey will try to join Jake Arrieta in winning his first four starts of the season, a feat previously not accomplished by a Cubs pitcher since Greg Maddux in 2006. The Cubs have not had two pitchers each win their first four starts in the same season since Hippo Vaughn and Phil Douglas each did so in 1918. Lackey has never done it in his career.
First pitch will be 6:10 p.m. CT from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Here’s the lineup:
The Reds have lost eight straight against the Cubs, and they’ve been outscored 65-14 in that span. It’s the Reds’ longest losing streak vs. the Cubs since 1945-46 (nine games).
Kris Bryant is 8-for-21 (.381 AVG) with 10 RBI against the Reds this season. All four of his home runs this year have come against the Reds.
— Carrie Muskat