The 2012 Cubs may not be able to do much, but beat the Astros? That’s something.

Chris Volstad is seeking his third straight good start, and he picked the right series to pitch in. The Cubs’ lineup is a repeat of last night.

Game Info

Houston Astros (38-79) at Chicago Cubs (45-69), 7:05pm CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Lucas Harrell (9-8, 3.97 ERA, 3.82 FIP)

versus

Chris Volstad (0-8, 6.94 ERA, 4.57 FIP)

Houston Astros Lineup

1. Tyler Greene, SS

2. Jose Altuve, 2B

3. Brett Wallace, 3B

4. Scott Moore, 1B

5. Brian Bogusevic, RF

6. Brandon Barnes, CF

7. Fernando Martinez, LF

8. Chris Snyder, C

9. Lucas Harrell, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Josh Vitters, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Chris Volstad, P


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