miller parkThe Cubs get to return to a climate-controlled environment, so there will be no weather-related excuses in this series. And, given the pitching match-ups – starting tonight with Jeff Samardzija against Marco Estrada – the Cubs should have an advantage.

But we know how that goes. We’ll probably get a chance to get our first look at new outfielder Julio Borbon at some point in this series.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (6-8) at Chicago Cubs (5-9), 7:10 CT on WCIU.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 2.75 ERA, 4.50 K/BB)

versus

Marco Estrada (1-0, 4.50 ERA, 10.5 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Rickie Weeks, 2B

5. Jonathan Lucroy, C

6. Alex Gonzalez, 3B

7. Carlos Gomez, CF

8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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