The Cubs welcome the Tigers to Wrigley Field tonight, and will look to avoid being the Tigers’ soft place to fall. Max Scherzer’s been up and down lately, so he could be great tonight, or ugly. Either way, we’ll probably attribute the results to Rudy Jaramillo’s firing, because that makes sense.

Game Info

Detroit Tigers (28-32) at Chicago Cubs (20-40), 7:05pm CT on CSN.

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

Max Scherzer (5-4, 5.88 ERA, 4.44 FIP)

versus

Paul Maholm (4-5, 5.10 ERA, 5.10 FIP)

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Austin Jackson, CF

2. Brennan Boesch, RF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B

4. Prince Fielder, 1B

5. Delmon Young, LF

6. Jhonny Peralta, SS

7. Gerald Laird, C

8. Danny Worth, 2B

9. Max Scherzer, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. David DeJesus, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Ian Stewart, 3B

9. Paul Maholm, P


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