Paul Maholm is trying to win his sixth straight start, which is pretty crazy. Over that stretch, his ERA is under 1.00,and teams assuredly have to be taking notice. Then again, the Cubs have a $6.5 million option on him for 2013, so maybe the Cubs are, themselves, taking notice.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (54-47) at Chicago Cubs (41-58), 1:20pm 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

Adam Wainwright (8-10, 4.31 ERA, 3.19 FIP)

versus

Paul Maholm (9-6, 3.88 ERA, 4.16 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Daniel Descalso, SS

2. Allen Craig, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Carlos Beltran, CF

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Matt Carpenter, 1B

8. Nick Greene, 2B

9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David JeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, RF

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Paul Maholm, P



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