wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs welcome the Rangers to Wrigley Field for their first interleague series of the year. Hopefully Lance Berkman, who isn’t starting, gets into the game tonight.

The Cubs made a flurry of roster moves before the game, and they’re detailed here. The short version is you might see Kevin Gregg tonight and go, “whaaa?” and not see Brent Lillibridge tonight and go, “aaaah.”

Travis Wood gets his third start of the year, and he looked mighty good in his first two. It’s obviously quite a test this time around against a stacked Rangers lineup.





On the other side of the bump is fellow lefty Derek Holland, who’ll face a considerably less intimidating, but very right-handed, Cubs lineup.

The Cubs will all be decked out in number 42 tonight to honor Jackie Robinson, and you’ll see other instances commemorating Robinson all around the park.

Game Info

Texas Rangers (8-5) at Chicago Cubs (4-8), 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.

Game Tickets

If you’re looking for Chicago Cubs tickets at the last minute today, you can use that TiqIQ link there for the secondary market. There are also some available on Cubs.com.

Starting Pitchers

Derek Holland (0-1, 2.40 ERA, 1.000 WHIP)

versus

Travis Wood (1-0, 1.46 ERA, 1.054 WHIP)

Texas Rangers Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Elvis Andrus, SS

3. Adrian Beltre, 3B

4. Nelson Cruz, RF

5. A.J. Pierzynski, C

6. Jeff Baker, LF

7. Mitch Moreland, 1B

8. Craig Gentry, CF

9. Derek Holland, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P


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