Rizzo bats third again for Cubs

Rizzo bats third again for Cubs
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Cassella/Tribune photo)

Anthony Rizzo again bats third as the Cubs open a weekend series against the Astros at Wrigley Field.

Dale Sveum's lineup looks much like it has recently, with Alfonso Soriano batting fourth and Bryan LaHair fifth. Steve Clevenger again catches, with Paul Maholm on the mound. He has not won a game since May 9.

The lineup:

DeJesus, cf

Castro, ss

Rizzo, 1b

Soriano, lf

LaHair, rf

Clevenger, c

Barney, 2b

Valbuena, 3b

Maholm, p