Friday's starting group features what manager Dale Svuem has suggested will be the Opening Day lineup, including Opening Day starter, RHP Ryan Dempster. Here is a look at today's and the Opening Day's lineup:
- RF David DeJesus
- 2B Darwin Barney
- SS Starlin Castro
- 1B Bryan LaHair
- LF Alfonso Soriano
- 3B Ian Stewart
- CF Marlon Byrd
- C Geovany Soto
- P Ryan Dempster
The Cubs hope to get another performance from Dempster better than they did in the 2011 Opening Day, when the veteran went 6 and 2/3 innings, but allowed 6 earned runs.
Game Time: 3:05 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 30
Location: HoHoKam Park, Mesa, AZ
Broadcast: WGN Radio (no TV broadcast)
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