#Cubs Hammel, Heyward face Cards
Jason Heyward is back in the Cubs lineup, and will play for the first time since he crashed into the wall last Friday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Heyward will back Jason Hammel, who gets the start Tuesday night in the second game of this three-game set vs. the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. It’s a 6 p.m. CT start and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and Comcast SportsNet. Here’s the lineup:
The Cubs have lost six of their last eight games, scoring 22 runs in that span. On Tuesday, they will try to avoid losing four straight games for the first time since the Mets eliminated them in the NLCS.
Anthony Rizzo was hitting .067 (2-for-30) with no extra-base hits in the last eight games.
If the Cubs win on Tuesday, it would be the quickest they’ve reached 30 wins (44 games) since 1918, when they notched their 30th win in their 42nd game of the season.