The stakes for the Pirates are clear tonight: another series loss to the Cubs, a mere .500 record, and a season in the toilet (as far as the playoffs are concerned).

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (73-72) at Chicago Cubs (58-88), 7:05 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

Kevin Correia (10-9, 4.29 ERA, 4.61 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (6-11, 4.23 ERA, 4.98 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Jose Tabata, RF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

6. Michael McKenry, C

7.  Clint Barmes, SS

8. Brock Holt, 2B

9. Kevin Correia, 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. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P



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