The Chicago Cubs start a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, and the lineups for the first game have been announced. Jeff Samardzija will be on the mound for the Cubs, and he has been excellent over his last two starts.
#Cubs lineup vs. @Braves 5/7: DeJesus RF, Campana CF, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Stewart 3B, Johnson LF, Barney 2B, Soto C, Samardzija P— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 7, 2012
Tonight's lineup:Bourn 8Prado 7Freeman 3McCann 2Uggla 4Jones 5Heyward 9Pastornicky 6Hanson 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 7, 2012
Related: Cubs Vs. Braves Preview: Samardzija Hopes To Continue Hot Start
Braves starter Tommy Hanson is coming off a rough start in which he lasted just 3-2/3 innings.
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