It’s the second game of the Cubs/Sawx series, and the Cubs are already going for the series win. I guess that’s what happens when you win the first game of a series. No way they lose the next two, right? That never happens.

It’s another right-handed-heavy lineup for Dale Sveum today. At least Jeff Baker is 4 for 4 in his career off of Jon Lester.

Game Info

Boston Red Sox (31-33) at Chicago Cubs (22-42), 6:15pm CT on FOX.

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

Jon Lester (3-4, 4.57 ERA, 1.364)

versus

Jeff Samardzija (5-4, 3.96 ERA, 1.349 WHIP)

Boston Red Sox Lineup

1. Scott Podsednik, LF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, 1B

4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia,C

5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

6. Adrian Gonzalez, RF

7. Ryan Sweeney, CF

8. Mike Aviles, SS

9. Jon Lester, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Reed Johnson, RF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro,SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jeff Baker, 1B

6. Joe Mather, CF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P



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