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Diamondbacks Vs. Cubs: Lineups For Friday's Matinee Are In, Let The Second Half Begin

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game weekend series at Wrigley Field on Friday (1:20 p.m. CT), and both teams are coming in well-rested after the all-star break. Paul Maholm (6-6, 4.57) takes the mound for the Cubs, while Ian Kennedy (6-7, 4.26) makes the start for Arizona.

Here are the lineups for both teams (via Baseball Press) for Friday's matinee on CSN-Chicago:

Diamondbacks Cubs
1. Willie Bloomquist (R) 3B 1. David DeJesus (L) CF
2. Aaron Hill (R) 2B 2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Justin Upton (R) RF 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Jason Kubel (L) LF 4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B 5. Bryan LaHair (L) RF
6. Miguel Montero (L) C 6. Geovany Soto (R) C
7. Chris Young (R) CF 7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
8. Stephen Drew (L) SS 8. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
9. Ian Kennedy (R) P 9. Paul Maholm (L) P

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