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Cubs move Ben Zobrist to leadoff spot for Saturday

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Joe Maddon is tinkering with the Chicago Cubs’ lineup ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ben Zobrist will be bumped up to the leadoff spot in place of Kyle Schwarber, who will make only his second start out of that spot this season.

Schwarber has parked six homers this season but has also struck out 49 times, the highest of any Cub hitter. Zobrist, on the other hand, is 6-for-11 in his previous four games.

Milwaukee got the better of Chicago on Friday with a 6-3 win at Wrigley Field. First pitch on Saturday is slated for 2:20 Eastern Time.



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