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3/30/2013 6:35 P.M. ET

Cubs' projected Opening Day lineup

The Cubs open their season Monday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh as Jeff Samardzija faces A.J. Burnett at 12:35 p.m. CT. Below is the Cubs' projected Opening Day lineup.

1. CF: David DeJesus
2. SS: Starlin Castro
3. 1B: Anthony Rizzo
4. LF: Alfonso Soriano
5. RF: Nate Schierholtz
6. C: Welington Castillo
7. 3B: Luis Valbuena
8. 2B: Brent Lillibridge
9. SP: Jeff Samardzija

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