Chris Volstad will keep trying to make the Cubs’ offseason decision on him difficult.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (73-71) at Chicago Cubs (57-88), 1:20 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Locke (0-1, 4.11 ERA, 4.14 FIP)

versus

Chris Volstad (3-10, 5.99 ERA, 4.73 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, RF

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7.  Clint Barmes, SS

8. Rod Barajas, C

9. Jeff Locke, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Joe Mather, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Dave Sappelt, RF

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Chris Volstad, P




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