The Cubs will try to take the series today, but they’ll have to beat Matt Cain to do it. Or, well, not beat Cain, but, like, not give up a ton of runs, and then beat the bullpen. But the first sentence is easier.

Game Info

San Francisco Giants (75-58) at Chicago Cubs (51-81), 1:20 CT on WGN.

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

Matt Cain (13-5, 2.82 ERA, 3.38 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (4-11, 4.71 ERA, 5.39 FIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Joaquin Arias, SS

7. Xavier Nady, LF

8. Brett Pill, 1B

9. Matt Cain, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P



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