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citizen's bank parkTravis Wood is tasked today with locking down the rubber game in this series against the Phillies. Wood hasn’t been as sharp of late, but many of the Phillies’ best bats are lefties, which could be a buoy today. His bat could help, too.

The Cubs will be facing A.J. Burnett, who’s been a disappointment so far this year after almost retiring in the offseason. Junior Lake sits today, and Luis Valbuena (appropriately) slides into the leadoff spot.

Ronny Cedeno alert!

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (27-39) at Philadelphia Phillies (29-37), 12:35 CT on WGN.

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Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (4.95 ERA, 4.09 FIP, 4.46 xFIP; 2.25 K/BB)

versus

A.J. Burnett (4.24 ERA, 4.36 FIP, 4.18 xFIP; 1.63 K/BB)

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Ben Revere, CF

2. Jimmy Rollins, SS

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Marlon Byrd, RF

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Domonic Brown, LF

7. John Mayberry, 1B

8. Ronny Cedeno, 3B

9. A.J. Burnett, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Justin Ruggiano, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Ryan Sweeney, CF

6. Nate Schierholtz, RF

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Eli Whiteside, C

9. Travis Wood, P

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