Morel is back in the leadoff spot and playing second base (David Banks - USA Today Sports)
Morel is back in the leadoff spot and playing second base (David Banks - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Red Sox: Rookies starting with Morel, Crook and Velazquez


by - Senior Editor -

Game time: The Chicago Cubs (30-46) will battle the Boston Red Sox (43-33) on Friday (1:20 p.m. CT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.

TV information: Marquee Sports Network, NESN and MLB Network (out-of-market only)

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Radio information: 670 The Score and WRTO 1200

Vegas odds: Money line (ML): Cubs +118 (bet $100 to win $118), Red Sox -140 (bet $140 to win $100)

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Cubs lineup:

Christopher Morel 2B

Willson Contreras C

Ian Happ LF

Patrick Wisdom 3B

Narcisco Crook CF

Yan Gomes DH

PJ Higgins 1B

Nelson Velazquez RF

Andrelton Simmons SS

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have righty Adrian Sampson (0-0, 1.69 ERA) on the mound against lefty veteran Rich Hill (4-4, 4.09 ERA).

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