Here are today’s particulars.
Hoerner 2B, Swanson SS, Happ LF, Wisdom 3B, Mancini DH, Bellinger CF, Hosmer 1B, Morel RF, Barnhart C
Garcia SS, Taylor 2B, Pratto 1B, Gentry RF, Cross CF, Loftin 3B, Bradley LF, Fermin C, Jensen DH
Justin Steele will start for the Cubs. Other Cubs pitchers today: Tyler Duffey and Mark Leiter Jr.
Ryan Yarbrough will start for the Royals. Other K.C. pitchers today: Carlos Hernandez and Mike Mayers.
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. No radio/audio today. If you miss the live broadcast, there will be a rebroadcast on Marquee at 8 p.m. CT.
Please note that during spring training, Gameday doesn’t usually go pitch-by-pitch as it does during the regular season — usually, it will update after each at-bat.
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As we have done in the past, we’ll have a first-pitch thread at five minutes to game time and one overflow thread, 90 minutes after game time. For today, that will be 3 p.m. CT and 4:30 p.m. CT.
These threads will not post individually onto the front page; instead, you can find links to them in the box marked ”Chicago Cubs Game Threads” at the bottom of the front page. There will also be a StoryStream on the front page with all the game thread links, as well as the recap after the game is over. The pitcher photos and regular-season stats will return on Opening Day.
Discuss amongst yourselves.