wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs will try for the series win today behind Travis Wood, who will try to put a stretch of some meh starts behind him. Marco Estrada gets the ball for the Brewers.

Ryan Kalish starts in right field today, a start that comes at the expense of Nate Schierholtz, who continues to struggle. It’s a damn shame after the fine season he turned in last year.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (27-16) at Chicago Cubs (14-27), 1:20 CT on WGN.

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Starting Pitchers

Marco Estrada (3.28 ERA, 4.76 FIP, 3.68 xFIP; 3.29 K/BB)


Travis Wood (4.91 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 4.07 xFIP; 2.93 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Rickie Weeks, 2B

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Jonathan Lucroy, C

5. Mark Reynolds, 1B

6. Khris Davis, LF

7. Jeff Bianchi, 3B

8. Logan Schafer, CF

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 2B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Mike Olt, 3B

8. Ryan Kalish, RF

9. Travis Wood, P