The Cubs face the new-look Dodgers (who were the team that claimed Cliff Lee, by the way, no big surprise) in Los Angeles. It’s a late one …

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (43-60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (56-50), 9:10pm 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

Jeff Samardzija (7-8, 4.19 ERA, 3.59 FIP)

versus

Chad Billingsley (6-9, 3.89 ERA, 3.30 FIP)

Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup

1. Shane Victorino, LF

2. Marc Ellis, 2B

3. Matt Kemp, CF

4. Andre Ethier, RF

5. Hanley Ramirez, SS

6. James Loney, 1B

7. Luis Cruz, SS

8. A.J. Ellis, C

9. Chad Billingsley, 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. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P



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