A three-game winning streak followed by a three-game losing streak? Let’s hope not.

The Cubs face a resurgent Barry Zito, who’s pitching like he did just before he came to the Giants and started eating cash. Starlin Castro is back in the three-hole, and Darwin Barney is back in the two-hole.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-34) at San Francisco Giants (29-24), 3:05pm CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (0-1, 5.94 ERA, 7.83 FIP)

versus

Barry Zito (4-2, 3.41 ERA, 4.60 FIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, RF

2. Ryan Theriot, 2B

3. Melky Cabrera, LF

4. Buster Posey, 1B

5. Angel Pagan, CF

6. Hector Sanchez, C

7. Joaquin Arias, 3B

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Barry Zito, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jeff Baker, 1B

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Reed Johnson, RF

8. Koyie Hill, C

9. Travis Wood, P


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