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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lineup: Rizzo gets look at lefty Niese


A day after he had two hits and the eventual winning RBI in his Cubs debut, Anthony Rizzo is back in the lineup batting third against New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese on Wednesday.

But the lineup has a different look at the top of the order with Joe Mather leading off and playing center field for David DeJesus, who gets a break against the lefty starter.

Here's a look at the rest of the lineup behind starter Jeff Samardzija, who is looking for his first victory since May 29:

1. Mather, CF
2. Starlin Castro, SS
3. Rizzo, 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano, LF
5. Jeff Baker, RF
6. Geovany Soto, C
7. Darwin Barney, 2B
8. Luis Valbuena, 3B
9. Samardzija, P