NLCS, Game 1: Cubs vs. Mets lineups

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Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Cubs and Mets. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET this evening at Citi Field in New York:

CF Dexter Fowler
LF Kyle Schwarber
3B Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Starlin Castro
RF Jorge Soler
SS Javier Baez
C David Ross
SP Jon Lester

No huge surprises for the Cubs. Ross is catching Lester as usual while Schwarber is in the No. 2 spot. Soler remains in the lineup, but he’ll be batting sixth. Baez will serve as the regular shortstop for Chicago with Addison Russell sidelined due to a hamstring injury.

RF Curtis Granderson
3B David Wright
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Yoenis Cespedes
C Travis d'Arnaud
1B Michael Cuddyer
SS Wilmer Flores
CF Juan Lagares
SP Matt Harvey

As expected, Michael Conforto is sitting against the left-hander, with Cespedes in left field and Lagares in center field. The big change is Cuddyer at first base in place of the struggling Lucas Duda. Duda went just 2-for-18 with 11 strikeouts during the NLDS against the Dodgers.