The Chicago Cubs will be looking to finish off the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday afternoon, but they will have to do it without one of their key players.
Addison Russell, the rookie shortstop who has wowed fans with his spectacular fielding skills and his hitting acumen, will not play for the Cubs after being removed from Monday’s game with a hamstring injury. He suffered the injury while legging out a triple for the Cubs in the game, and he was immediately removed from the game in favor of Javier Baez.
Baez will get the start at shortstop for the Cubs on Tuesday, batting in the ninth spot against Cardinals starter John Lackey.
The rest of the lineup is nearly identical to the one the team used in Monday’s 8-6 victory, which saw the Cubs hit six home runs and put themselves one victory away from advancing to the NLCS.
Here is the full lineup:
1. Dexter Fowler – CF
2. Jorge Soler – RF
3. Kris Bryant – 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
5. Starlin Castro – 2B
6. Kyle Schwarber – LF
7. Miguel Montero – C
8. Jason Hammel – P
9. Javier Baez – SS
If the Cubs can win Tuesday’s game, they will advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2003, and it would mark the first time that the team has ever clinched a playoff series at Wrigley Field.