#Cubs and Lackey vs Sox and Sale
John Lackey will start Thursday night in the intracity series finale against the White Sox at Wrigley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. Here’s the lineup vs lefty Chris Sale:
*Kris Bryant struck out in all six plate appearances vs. Sale in 2015 but homered off the lefty in the first inning of the All-Star Game two weeks ago in San Diego.
*The Cubs have won five of seven games at Wrigley Field since the break.
*Lackey lost his last start vs. the Brewers, giving up three runs over six innings. He’s 0-5, 6.12 ERA (29 ER over 42 2/3 innings) in his last seven starts.
*Dexter Fowler recorded three hits in his return from the DL last Friday, but since then he’s just 1-for-17 AB (.059 AVG).