wrigley field from right bleachersThe first thing you want to know: yes, Starlin Castro is in the lineup today after yesterday’s mid-game benching. I tend to think that’s fine. All you can do at this point is “send messages,” and yanking a guy mid-game sends a much louder message than giving him a game off the next day.

Adam Wainwright starts for the Cardinals, who now believe the Cubs are worthy of facing their ace. He gets Edwin Jackson on the other side.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (70-52) at Chicago Cubs (53-69), 1:20 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Adam Wainwright (13-7, 2.71 ERA, 2.47 FIP)

versus

Edwin Jackson (7-12, 5.05 ERA, 3.57 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Jon Jay, CF

7. Kolten Wong, 2B

8. Daniel Descalso, SS

9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, LF

2. Junior Lake, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Donnie Murphy, 3B

7. Starlin Castro, SS

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P




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