#Cubs and Lackey face Cardinals
John Lackey will open a three-game series against the Cardinals on Monday night at Wrigley Field. Rookie Willson Contreras gets his first Major League start, one day after hitting a home run on the first pitch he saw in his first ML at-bat. Here’s the lineup:
Almora Jr. CF
This is the Cardinals’ first trip to Wrigley Field this season, the latest they’ve made their initial visit to Chicago since 2008. St. Louis is 18-34 all-time in night games at Wrigley, winning six of the last nine.
Lackey beat the Cardinals in St. Louis on April 18, and did not get a decision in a 4-3 loss on May 23. He’s making his 401st career start and is coming off a no decision vs. the Nationals in which he gave up two runs over six-plus innings.