Cubs Vs. Reds Lineups: Chris Rusin Faces NL Central's Best

Chris Rusin draws the start tonight for the Chicago Cubs, as Chicago plays host to the Cincinnati Reds -- who are close to clinching the NL Central title.

Rusin faces a tough task on Wednesday, trying to quiet one of the National League's top offenses. Rusin brings a 1-2 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through 16 innings into Wednesday's start. Rusin, to his credit, has struck out 15 batters in 16 innings, but he's also walked six.

Both Dusty Baker and Dale Sveum have announced the starting lineups for Wednesday's games, and they are as follows:

Cincinnati Reds

2B Brandon Phillips
CF Drew Stubbs
1B Joey Votto
LF Ryan Ludwick
RF Jay Bruce
3B Scott Rolen
C Dioner Navarro
SS Wilson Valdez
SP Mike Leake

Chicago Cubs

RF David DeJesus
2B Darwin Barney
1B Anthony Rizzo
LF Alfonso Soriano
SS Starlin Castro
3B Luis Valbuena
C Welington Castillo
CF Brett Jackson
SP Chris Rusin

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT from Wrigley Field.

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