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wrigley field from right bleachersIt’s the last night game of the year at Wrigley Field. There’ll be a few more at Wrigley next year.

Today’s start will be the last of the year for Chris Rusin, who looks to go out with a bang – and leave a good impression with the front office going into 2014.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (90-67) at Chicago Cubs (65-92), 7:05 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

Gerrit Cole (9-7, 3.23 ERA, 2.98 FIP)


Chris Rusin (2-5, 3.52 ERA, 4.59 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Jordy Mercer, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Marlon Byrd, RF

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6. Russell Martin, C

7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

8. Josh Harrison, 2B

9. Gerrit Cole, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Dioner Navarro, C

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Donnie Murphy, 3B

7. Brian Bogusevic, CF

8. Logan Watkins, 2B

9. Chris Rusin, P

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