oco coliseumYet another series win is on the table today. As we focus on the Cubs selling at the deadline, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the Cubs are actually playing pretty well over the last two weeks. Query whether that’s a good or a bad thing, but it’s happening.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (36-46) at Oakland A’s (49-36), 3:05 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.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (5-6, 2.85 ERA, 3.59 FIP)

versus

Dan Straily (4-2, 5.00 ERA, 3.72 FIP)

Oakland A’s Lineup

1. Coco Crisp, CF

2. Jed Lowrie, 2B

3. Josh Donaldson, 3B

4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF

5. Nate Freiman, 1B

6. Chris Young, RF

7. Derek Norris, C

8. Seth Smith, DH

9. Adam Rosales, SS

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Nate Schierholtz, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

6. Dioner Navarro, DH

7. Brian Bogusevic, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Welington Castillo, C



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