Josh Vitters gets his first start tonight, and Brett Jackson slides into the leadoff spot against a lefty at beautiful Petco Park.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (43-63) at San Diego Padres (46-64), 9:05pm CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (4-7, 4.90 ERA, 1.82 K/BB)

versus

Eric Stults (1-2, 3.19 ERA, 1.33 K/BB)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Chris Denorfia, RF

2. Logan Forsythe, 2B

3. Chase Headley, 3B

4. Carlos Quentin, LF

5. Yonder Alonso, 1B

6. Cameron Maybin, CF

7. Everth Cabrera, SS

8. Eddy Rodriguez, C

9. Eric Stults, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Brett Jackson, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Josh Vitters(!), 3B

8. Joe Mather, RF

9. Travis Wood, P



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