miller parkThe Cubs face only division-leading teams these days. Well, and the Padres. Whatever.

Travis Wood will look to notch his second-straight great start after hitting a bit of a rough patch, and he’ll face Marco Estrada (which, in Wood’s case, feels more literally true, since dude can hit). Anthony Rizzo will not face Estrada, however, as the Cubs’ first baseman will be getting a night off. Mike Olt fills in at first base.

Junior Lake is back in center field for the second straight game.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22), 7:10 CT on WGN.

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Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (4.35 ERA, 3.73 FIP, 4.14 xFIP; 2.70 K/BB)


Marco Estrada (3.98 ERA, 5.43 FIP, 3.74 xFIP; 3.56 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Jean Segura, SS

2. Ryan Braun, RF

3. Jonathan Lucroy, 1B

4. Carlos Gomez, CF

5. Khris Davis, LF

6. Rickie Weeks, 2B

7. Mark Reynolds, 3B

8. Martin Maldonado, C

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2. Junior Lake, CF

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Justin Ruggiano, LF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Nate Schierholtz, RF

8. Mike Olt, 1B

9. Travis Wood, P

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