#Cubs and Lackey face D-Backs
John Lackey will open the Cubs’ weekend series against the D-Backs on Friday at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:
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*Javier Baez is back in the lineup after a stellar day at second base on Thursday. Baez hit his third home run of the season, and made two nice defensive plays.
*Cubs starting pitchers have a 1.17 ERA in the last seven games, giving up six earned runs over 48 1/3 innings. The Cubs also are 20-7 at Wrigley Field, and the only Major League team with 20 home wins.
*In case you missed it, here are the pitching matchups for the three-game series:
Friday: RHP John Lackey (5-2, 3.16) vs. RHP Archie Bradley (2-0, 6.11)
Saturday: RHP Jason Hammel (6-1, 2.09) vs. LHP Edwin Escobar (0-1, 18.90)
Sunday: RHP Jake Arrieta (9-0, 1.56) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (2-5, 4.96)