Cubs Vs. Astros Lineups: Jeff Baker, Joe Mather, Reed Johnson Getting Starts

The Chicago Cubs won't be using a full deck as they face the Houston Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Bryan LaHair is getting some time off at first base after some recent struggles while Reed Johnson is getting a standard start against Houston's Wandy Rodriguez, a lefty.

Ian Stewart is sitting once again as he deals with struggles that have dated back to last season. Utility man Joe Mather is getting the start at third.

Here's the Cubs' lineup:

1. David DeJesus (RF)
2. Reed Johnson (CF)
3. Starlin Castro (SS)
4. Alfonso Soriano (LF)
5. Joe Mather (3B)
6. Jeff Baker (1B)
7. Darwin Barney (2B)
8. Koyie Hill (C)
9. Jeff Samardzija (SP)

And the Astros' lineup:

1. Jose Altuve (2B)
2. Jed Lowrie (SS)
3. Travis Buck (RF)
4. Carlos Lee (1B)
5. Brian Bogusevic (CF)
6. Chris Johnson (3B)
7. J.D. Martinez (LF)
8. Jason Castro (C)
9. Wandy Rodriguez (SP)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more from around Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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