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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.


The Cubs tonight start a four-game set against the San Francisco Giants in a game that probably won’t end until after 1am ET. Is it safe to say that the Enhanced Box Score will be delayed a few hours? Yes. It is safe to say.

The Cubs will try to keep their winning streak going against a team not named the Padres (but a team that does have “San” in the name).

Tony Campana finally cracks back into the starting lineup, and it’s as the leadoff hitter. Unfortunately for him, it’s against a lefty. The rest of the Cubs’ lineup is about what we’ve come to expect against lefties, fear-inducing as it is.


Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-32) at San Francisco Giants (27-24), 9:15pm CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.

The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Paul Maholm (4-3, 4.62 ERA, 1.263 WHIP)


Madison Bumgarner (5-4, 3.14 ERA, 1.106 WHIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, RF

2. Ryan Theriot, 2B

3. Melky Cabrera, LF

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Angel Pagan, CF

6. Brett Pill, 1B

7. Joaquin Arias, 3B

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Madison Bumgarner

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Joe Mather, 3B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Reed Johnson, RF

6. Jeff Baker, 1B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Paul Maholm, P


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