Zobrist in left field, Baez at second for Cubs in Game 1

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Javy Baez

Expect a lot of ground balls on the left side of the infield by the Giants against Cubs starter Jon Lester. At least Cubs manager Joe Maddon expects it.

That’s why he has infield ace Javy Baez at second for Friday’s playoff opener against Johnny Cueto and the Giants. Ben Zobrist moves to left field for the start.

The NLDS Game 1 lineup for the Cubs:

  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 3B Kris Bryant
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. LF Ben Zobrist
  5. SS Addison Russell
  6. RF Jason Heyward
  7. 2B Javy Baez
  8. C David Ross
  9. LHP Jon Lester

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