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Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Astros: Christopher Morel in leadoff, Patrick Wisdom at 3B

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (19-23) are set to take on the second-place Houston Astros (23-19) on Wednesday (7:10 pm CT) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.

On the pitching front, the Cubs will hand the ball to left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly. Smyly boasts a 4-1 record with an impressive 3.05 ERA, making him a reliable force on the mound for the Cubs.

He will face off against J.P. France, the Astros' right-handed pitcher who holds a 1-0 record with an outstanding 0.77 ERA. The matchup between these two talented pitchers promises an exciting battle on the rubber.

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Cubs lineup:

1. Christopher Morel CF

2. Dansby Swanson SS

3. Ian Happ LF

4. Seiya Suzuki RF

5. Patrick Wisdom 3B

6. Matt Mervis 1B

7. Trey Mancini DH

8. Yan Gomes C

9. Miles Mastrobuoni 2B

Update: Ross shared in pregame that Bellinger took part in batting practice, hitting in the cage, and could potentially be available off the bench tonight.

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have lefty Drew Smyly (4-1, 3.05 ERA) on the mound against J.P. France (1-0, 0.77 ERA).

Game highlights from Tuesday:

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