A series win at stake.

Josh Vitters gets so thoroughly kicked down the line that, with Luis Valbuena nursing a minor injury, Joe Mather gets that start at third.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (81-71) at Chicago Cubs (59-93), 1:20 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Kyle Lohse (15-3, 2.71 ERA, 3.52 FIP)

versus

Justin Germano (2-8, 5.58 ERA, 3.93 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Jon Jay, CF

2. Matt Carpenter, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. David Freese, 3B

6. Skip Schumaker, 2B

7. Tony Cruz, C

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Kyle Lohse, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, 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. Joe Mather, 3B

9. Justin Germano, P




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