pnc parkJake Arrieta goes for the Cubs on Friday the 13th. It would be more ominous if the Cubs weren’t 22 games under .500.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (62-84) at Pittsburgh Pirates (85-61), 6:05 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 lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (3-4, 5.49 ERA, 4.65 FIP (combined))

versus

Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.44 ERA, 3.66 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Jose Tabata, LF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

6. Russell Martin, C

7. Garrett Jones, RF

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Charlie Morton, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Dioner Navarro, C

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Ryan Sweeney, CF

7. Brian Bogusevic, LF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jake Arrieta, P


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