The Cubs look to avoid the sweep today behind Travis Wood, who has been fairly inconsistent over the last few weeks. On the other side of the bump is Yovani Gallardo, who’s been dominant in August.

Alfonso Soriano gets the day off today, which scrambles the lineup a bit.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (47-75) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-66), 1:10 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (4-9, 4.83 ERA, 5.59 FIP)

versus

Yovani Gallardo (12-8, 3.67 ERA, 3.78 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Corey Hart, 1B

6. Martin Maldonado, C

7. Carlos Gomez, CF

8. Cody Ransom, SS

9. Yovani Gallardo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, LF

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Bryan LaHair, RF

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P




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