Chicago Cubs probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Houston Astros, April 25

Apr 20, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Javier Assad (72) pitches during
Apr 20, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Javier Assad (72) pitches during / Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs have the chance to sweep the Houston Astros with a victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Despite the injury bug resurfacing for the Cubs, this time sidelining Cody Bellinger with a fractured rib, the team continues to find different ways to win games.

Standing in the way of a Cubs' sweep of the Astros is veteran starting pitcher Justin Verlander. Here's a fun throwback Thursday for Cubs fans, take a look at the Cubs' lineup the first time they faced Verlander in his career.

Needless to say, both the Cubs and Verlander came a long way since then.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Javier Assad is on the mound for the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon. Assad continues to thrive as a member of the Cubs' starting rotation Assad has posted an ERA of 2.11 through his first 4 starts this season. With Kyle Hendricks on the IL or the foreseeable future, the opportunity is in front of Assad to cement his spot in the team's rotation.
  • The aforementioned Justin Verlander is on the mound for the Astros on Thursday. Verlander made his season debut last Friday in the Astros' victory over the Washington Nationals. Verlander tossed 6 innings while giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, April 24

  1. Nico Hoerner, 2B
  2. Mike Tauchman, RF
  3. Ian Happ, DH
  4. Michael Busch, 1B
  5. Dansby Swanson, SS
  6. Nick Madrigal, 3B
  7. Miguel Amaya, C
  8. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF
  9. Alexander Canario, LF

Houston Astros starting lineup, April 24

What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on today?

  • Game Time: 1:20PM CST
  • Marquee Sports Network and the Marquee Sports Network app will have the Cubs broadcast tonight.
  • Astros fans can catch the game on Space City Home Network

How do I stream the Chicago Cubs game today?

How can I listen to the Chicago Cubs game today?

  • The Cubs broadcast will be on WSCR 670 The Score
  • Astros fans can tune in on 790 AM KBME and FM 94.5 HD-2 Houston