Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

Well, they ain’t the Nationals, but they’re still a playoff contender. The Pirates aren’t too shabby this year, and this series means a whole lot to them.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (51-86) at Pittsburgh Pirates (72-64), 6:05 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

Travis Wood (4-11, 4.64 ERA, 5.29 FIP)


A.J. Burnett (15-5, 3.63 ERA, 3.77 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Brock Holt, 2B

2. Starling Marte, LF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, RF

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Rod Barajas, C

8. Josh Harrison, SS

9. A.J. Burnett, 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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