A clutch home run off the bat of third base hopeful Mike Olt proved to be the difference in yesterday’s win over Oakland and the Cubs (2-3) will look to make it three wins in a row this afternoon as they take on the split-squad Colorado Rockies (1-5) at Cubs Park in Mesa. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m. CST.
Chris Rusin will start for Chicago in his second start of the spring. Other Cubs pitchers slated to throw today include Jeff Samardzija, Jose Veras and Pedro Strop. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will start for the Rockies.
The game’s audio broadcast can be streamed at MLB.com.
Here are the starting lineups for today’s action.
First, for the visiting Colorado Rockies:
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And for your Chicago Cubs:
#Cubs lineup vs Rockies: Kalish LF, Valbuena 3B, Lake CF, Roberts 1B, Baez SS, Kottaras C, Jackson RF, Valaika 2B, McDonald DH. Samardzija P
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