fenway parkThe Cubs will face the would-be versions of themselves tonight in Boston. Multi-time world champs? Preserved historic ballpark? Rolling in dough and players and prospects? Yes, please.

Jake Arrieta will look to continue his almost unthinkably good streak. He’s probably due for a hiccup game, even if he’s as good as he’s looked of late – it’s just baseball. But, hey, if it never happens, all good by me.

It’s a battle of the Jakes, with Peavy going for the Red Sox tonight.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (34-46) at Boston Red Sox (38-44), 6:10 CT on CSN.

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Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (2.05 ERA, 2.10 FIP, 2.57 xFIP; 4.27 K/BB)


Jake Peavy (4.93 ERA, 4.93 FIP, 4.44 xFIP; 1.95 K/BB)

Red Sox Lineup

1. Brock Holt, RF

2. Daniel Nava, LF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Mike Napoli, 1B

6. Xander Bogaerts, 3B

7. Stephen Drew, SS

8. Mookie Betts, CF

9. David Ross, C

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Ryan Sweeney, DH

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Nate Schierholtz, RF

8. Junior Lake, CF

9. Darwin Barney, 2B