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The Cubs start a West Coast swing tonight against the Mariners, and it’s a late one. Travis Wood will try to do as Travis Wood does, and the Cubs will try to win another series.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (33-44) at Seattle Mariners (35-45), 9:10 CT on WGN.

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.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (5-6, 2.85 ERA, 3.52 FIP)

versus

Hisashi Iwakuma (7-3, 2.26 ERA, 3.33 FIP)

Seattle Mariners Lineup

1. Endy Chavez, RF

2. Nick Franklin, 2B

3. Kyle Seager, 3B

4. Kendrys Morales, 1B

5. Raul Ibanez, DH

6. Jason Bay, LF

7. Dustin Ackley, CF

8. Mike Zunino, C

9. Brad Miller, SS

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Nate Schierholtz, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, DH

5. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

6. Ryan Sweeney, CF

7. Dioner Navarro, C

8. Brian Bogusevic, LF

9. Darwin Barney, 2B


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