NLDS Game 4 lineups: Cubs vs. Giants

October 11th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon will go with a more defensive starting lineup tonight in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, starting in right field and veteran catcher behind the plate.

will make his 21st career postseason start, tops among active pitchers, against the Giants at AT&T Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 PT on FS1.

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Chicago leads the best-of-five series, 2-1.

Heyward did not start in Game 3 on Monday, a 6-5 Giants victory, as Maddon opted for more offense, inserting in left.

The rest of the Cubs lineup is similar to as it has been. will lead off and play center field, followed by third baseman , first baseman , left fielder , shortstop , Heyward, second baseman , Ross and Lackey.

Ross, who usually only catches , was paired with Lackey for five games during the regular season. The right-hander gave up 11 runs over 33 innings in those outings, although five of those runs came in one outing on July 5.

For Tuesday's Game 4, the Giants essentially made no changes from the lineup that finished Monday night's Game 3.

In a minor switch, shortstop and third baseman occupied the fifth and sixth spots, respectively, in the Giants' Game 4 lineup. On Monday, they were flip-flopped, though left fielder was the original No. 5 hitter.

Crawford was a nice fit for the fifth spot, having led the Giants with 84 RBIs during the regular season. Of course, Gillaspie has been the club's most productive hitter during the postseason, driving in five of the team's 11 runs through Game 3.

, who replaced Pagan in Monday's lineup when the left fielder was scratched with back spasms, started on Tuesday and batted eighth.


Dexter Fowler, CF

Kris Bryant, 3B

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Ben Zobrist, LF

Addison Russell, SS

Jason Heyward, RF

Javier Baez, 2B

David Ross, C

John Lackey, P


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Brandon Crawford, SS

Conor Gillaspie, 3B

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Gregor Blanco, LF

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