The tarp went on the Wrigley Field infield before the Cubs and Astros had a chance to take batting practice Friday morning.
When the game does start, Cubs manager Mike Quade willl go with what has become his "everyday" lineup against right-handers with Kosuke Fukudome leading off, Carlos Pena batting fourth and Alfonso Soriano seventh.
Carlos Zambrano tries for his first victory since coming off the disabled list forlower back pain.
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