great american ballparkIt’s a hell of a pitching matchup today … assuming both guys are healthy. Matt Garza goes for the second time for the Cubs, and he’ll be permitted to throw a much more normal number of pitches, so long as he’s not struggling.

The Cubs are looking to avoid being swept for the second straight series.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-30) at Cincinnati Reds (31-18), 12:10 CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Matt Garza (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.67 K/BB)

versus

Johnny Cueto (2-0, 3.22 ERA, 2.60 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Zack Cozart, SS

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Xavier Paul, LF

8. Ryan Hanigan, C

9. Johnny Cueto, 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. Matt Garza, P



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