Chris Volstad will try to rebound from a crummy outing against the Astros – this time against a slightly better opponent.

Anthony Rizzo gets the day off today, so Bryan LaHair gets a rare start at first base.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (47-72) at Cincinnati Reds (73-48), 12:10 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Chris Volstad (0-9, 6.96 ERA, 4.56 FIP)

versus

Mat Latos (10-3, 3.63 ERA, 4.12 FIP)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Zack Cosart, SS

2. Drew Stubbs, CF

3. Brandon Phillips, 2B

4. Ryan Ludwick, LF

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 1B

7. Wilson Valdez, 3B

8. Ryan Hanigan, C

9. Mat Latos, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Bryan LaHair, 1B

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Chris Volstad, P




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