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Cubs Vs. Braves Starting Lineups: Chipper Jones Gets Day Off On Thursday

Chipper Jones will get a day off on Thursday as the Atlanta Braves try to salvage a split in its four-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Juan Francisco will play third and bat eighth in the lineup in place of Jones. Brian McCann also returns to the lineup after sitting out against Paul Maholm on Wednesday.

Here is a look at the full lineups for Thursday's series finale between the Braves and the Cubs:

Atlanta Braves

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
4. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
5. Brian McCann (L) C
6. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
7. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
8. Juan Francisco (L) 3B
9. Mike Minor (R) P

Chicago Cubs

1. David DeJesus (L) CF
2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Bryan LaHair (L) RF
6. Geovany Soto (R) C
7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
8. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
9. Matt Garza (R) P

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