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Maddon Loads Up on Sluggers in Cubs' Game 1 Lineup

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    Starlin Castro (L) of the Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo (R) celebrate a Jorge Soler #68 three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning on Sept. 21, 2015, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Cubs are preparing to face the New York Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night, and manager Joe Maddon has put together his lineup as the team looks to best Matt Harvey and grab a series lead.

    There really aren’t any surprises in the lineup for the Cubs, with Javier Baez playing shortstop and Jorge Soler retaining his spot in right field. Kyle Schwarber will also play left field against the Mets, meaning that the Cubs have plenty of options in terms of defensive replacement candidates should they hold a lead late in the contest.

    Here is how the Cubs will line up:

    1Dexter Fowler – CF
    2Kyle Schwarber – LF
    3Kris Bryant – 3B
    4Anthony Rizzo – 1B
    5 Starlin Castro – 2B
    6Jorge Soler – RF
    7Javier Baez – SS
    8David Ross –
    9Jon Lester – P

    First pitch for the game is scheduled at 7:07 p.m., and the game will air on TBS.

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