The Cubs will try to take this series from the Pirates with a changed – albeit not fundamentally – roster. The Pirates have had some changes, too.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (59-44) at Chicago Cubs (43-59), 1:20pm CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Karstens (3-2, 3.88 ERA, 3.12 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (04-6, 4.98 ERA, 5.81 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Josh Harrison, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5. Travis Snider, RF

6. Michael McKenry, C

7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Jeff Karstens, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, RF

6. Jeff Baker, 2B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P




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