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Cubs Vs. Brewers Lineups: Clevenger, Johnson Start Against Greinke

The Chicago Cubs (1-5) send out a pair of reserves against the Milwaukee Brewers (4-2) on Thursday afternoon. With SP Zach Greinke on the mound, Cubs manager Dale Sveum has elected to start backups C Steve Clevenger and OF Reed Johnson. They two reserves take the place of C Geovany Soto and CF Marlon Byrd, both Byrd and Soto have started the season a little cold, collecting only 4 hits in a combined 42 plate appearances.

Here is a look at today's starting lineup, courtesy of MLB.com:

  1. RF David DeJesus
  2. 2B Darwin Barney
  3. SS Starlin Castro
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. 3B Ian Stewart
  6. 1B Bryan LaHair
  7. C Steve Clevenger
  8. CF Reed Johnson
  9. P Matt Garza

Matt Garza gets his second start of the season after pitching 6.0 innings, allowing only 2 ER in his start last Saturday.

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