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Diamondbacks Game Preview #35: Cubs @ Diamondbacks

With a lefty on the mound for Chicago, the Diamondbacks move Ketel Marte back up to third in the batting order. A lefty on the mound also means starts for Jordan Luplow and Nick Ahmed. Pavin Smith shifts from RF to DH, allowing the Diamondbacks to take advantage of Luplow’s superior outfield defense. Cooper Hummel will bring his right-handed bat to left field, spelling David Peralta against the lefty starter. Due to roster moves, the team will be a bit lighter on bats off the bench this afternoon.

Starting Pitcher Matchup

Justin Steele (1-4, 5.