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Cubs announce lineup for historic Wrigley Field opener

Cubs announce lineup for historic Wrigley Field opener

The Cubs released their lineup for Monday's Wrigley Field opener, a few hours before the raising of the first championship banner the ballpark has ever seen.

Joe Maddon and the Cubs shook up their rotation with last week's rainouts, moving Jake Arrieta up to the series finale in Milwaukee Sunday with Jon Lester getting the ball Monday night.

Here's the rest of the Cubs lineup:

1. Kyle Schwarber - LF
2. Kris Bryant - 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo - 1B
4. Ben Zobrist - RF
5. Addison Russell - SS
6. Willson Contreras - C
7. Jason Heyward - CF
8. Javy Baez - 2B
9. Jon Lester - P

The pitcher's spot is back in the nine-hole with Baez hitting eighth against Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood.

[RELATED - What Wrigley banner-raising ceremony means to Lester]

This is the first game at Wrigley since Lester and Aroldis Chapman set down the Cleveland Indians in that pressure-packed World Series Game 5 the day before Halloween.

The last time the Dodgers were at "The Friendly Confines," they were scratching their heads trying to solve Kyle Hendricks as the Cubs clinched their first World Series berth since 1945.

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

Ozzie Guillen and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi to talk all things Chicago baseball as the Cubs take on the Braves and the White Sox look to get a win in Boston.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

SportsTalk Live is on location at Wrigley Field for Cubs Authentic Fan Night. David Schuster and Justin Roman join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- Doug Glanville joins the panel to discuss Javy Baez's big homer to beat the Mets, the Cubs' biggest concern and when we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut.

10:00- Kap catches up with David Bote. They discuss how Bote prepares to play multiple positions as well as what it's like to watch Javy as his teammate.

16:00- The Bulls and Blackhawks introduce their top draft picks. Which one will have a bigger impact?

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