A’s Vs. Cubs Lineups: Khris Davis Out Again as Jon Lester Takes the Mound

[CSNBY] A's vs. Cubs lineups: Khris Davis out again as Jon Lester takes the mound
Ben Ross

The A's will try to even their interleague series with the Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

With no designated hitter in the National League ballpark, Khris Davis will once again sit out, though he will be available to pinch-hit, as he did Monday night when he drew a walk. Chad Pinder will start at second base in place of Jurickson Profar and bat fifth in the order.

Dustin Garneau will be behind the plate and hit eighth. The veteran catcher went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in his first game back with the A's on Sunday.

It will be a battle of southpaws on the mound as Brett Anderson takes on Jon Lester. Anderson, 31, enters with a 9-7 record and 4.04 ERA in 22 starts this season. He has a 1.80 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.

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Lester, 35, is also 9-7 this year with a 3.86 ERA in 21 starts. He is 6-4 with a 3.56 ERA in 15 career starts against the A's. Of course, Lester made 11 starts for Oakland back in 2014, going 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Cubs game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports California and the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. PT, with first pitch at 5:05.

Oakland A's (64-49)
Marcus Semien, SS
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Mark Canha, CF
Chad Pinder, 2B
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Robbie Grossman, LF 
Dustin Garneau, C
Brett Anderson, LHP (9-7, 4.04 ERA)

Chicago Cubs (61-51)
Jason Heyward, RF
Nicholas Castellanos, LF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Javy Báez, SS
Albert Almora Jr., CF
David Bote, 2B
Victor Caratini, C
Jon Lester, LHP (9-7, 3.86 ERA)

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