The Cubs will try to avoid their second straight sweep at the hands of the mighty Brewers. This one of the ugly four-game variety.

Alfonso Soriano gets a day off, and Brooks Raley will make his last start of the season. Chris Rusin will probably be replacing him in the rotation after this one.

Starlin Castro stays in the three-hole, and Anthony Rizzo bats fourth today. Hmm. Valbuena gets another start at third, which Dale Sveum says is going to happen more and more down the stretch.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (62-67) at Chicago Cubs (49-80), 1:20 CT on CSN.

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

Shaun Marcum (5-4, 3.19 ERA, 3.74 FIP)

versus

Brooks Raley (1-2, 6.64 ERA, 6.25 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Corey Hart, 1B

5. Jonathan Lucroy, C

6. Carlos Gomez, CF

7. Cody Ransom, 3B

8. Jeff Bianchi, SS

9. Shaun Marcum, 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. Brooks Raley, P



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