Lineup: Schierholtz sits vs. lefty Holland

April, 16, 2013
4/16/13
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum is sticking with his mostly right-handed lineup when his team begins a three-game interleague series against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

With lefty Derek Holland starting for the Rangers, Sveum will start Dave Sappelt in center field and Scott Hairston in right. That means .343 hitter Nate Schierholtz starts on the bench. He leads the team with an-on base percentage of .410.

Second baseman Darwin Barney makes his season debut coming off a knee injury, and Alberto Gonzalez starts at third base. Here's the entire lineup:

1. Sappelt, CF
2. Starlin Castro, SS
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano, LF
5. Hairston, RF
6. Welington Castillo, C
7. Barney, 2B
8. Gonzalez, 3B
9. Travis Wood, P

Sveum hasn't budged from his pledge to load up on right-handed hitters when a lefty is on the mound, though that kind of lineup is 0-3 this season with the starting nine producing just one run. They have a batting average of .208 against lefties so far with an on-base percentage of .292.

Players from both teams will wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. Major League Baseball celebrated "Jackie Robinson Day" on Monday but both teams were off.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jason Hammel
WINS ERA SO IP
8 2.98 104 108
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .284
HRA. Rizzo 29
RBIA. Rizzo 69
RA. Rizzo 80
OPSA. Rizzo .892
ERAT. Wood 4.86
SOE. Jackson 123