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Cubs’ big bats take on Tyson Ross and Padres Tuesday in Arizona

Anthony Rizzo (left) is ready to rock and roll against the Padres Tuesday.

MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs sent a formidable top of the order to Peoria, Ariz., Tuesday to face the San Diego Padres for the second day in a row.

And don’t sleep on No. 9. Shortstop Munenori Kawasaki. He’s been playing well, and with Tommy La Stella continuing to ache on the sideline with a weeklong calf tweak, Kawasaki is gaining favor among the staff.

Lineup vs. Padres (RHP Tyson Ross)

CF Dexter Fowler

RF Jason Heyward

1B Anthony Rizzo

LF Kyle Schwarber

3B Jeimer Candelario

2B Javy Baez

C Tim Federowicz

DH Arismendy Alcantara

SS Munenori Kawasaki

(LHP Clayton Richard)