#Cubs lineup and roster moves
The Cubs open a three-game series in Denver Friday night against the Rockies. Kyle Hendricks gets the start. The Cubs have won 18 of their last 21 games, and the starting pitchers are 15-1 with a 1.83 ERA in that stretch. Here’s the lineup:
*The Cubs placed John Lackey and Hector Rondon on the disabled list as a precautionary move. Lackey came out of his last start with tightness in his right shoulder, while Rondon has been battling tightness in his right tricep. Neither has had a setback, and this will give both time to heal.
Manager Joe Maddon told reporters in Denver that he most likely will give Jason Heyward the weekend series off. Heyward was batting .225 for the season.
Hendricks is 7-1, 1.26 ERA over his last 11 starts.
Six of the Cubs’ next eight series are on the road. The team has a 32-24 record away from Wrigley Field.