wrigley field from right bleachersMatt Garza will look to dominate Dusty Baker’s boys on the field, rather than in the boxing ring, tonight. He’s not facing Johnny Cueto, so there probably won’t be any drama. But if Tony Cingrani comes high and tight to Garza, so help me … well, I won’t really do anything. But I won’t be happy about it.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (38-26) at Chicago Cubs (25-36), 7:05 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Tony Cingrani (2-0, 3.27 ERA, 4.34 FIP)


Matt Garza (1-0, 4.03 ERA, 3.56 FIP)

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. Tony Cingrani, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Darwin Barney, 2B

2. Cody Ransom, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Starlin Castro, SS

8. Ryan Sweeney, CF

9. Matt Garza, P

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