coors fieldWith apologies to Travis Wood, Coors Field, the reverse standings race, and any other angle you could have in this game … it’s Javier Baez Day.

The Cubs’ second baseman bats second, sandwiched between Arismendy Alcantara, Anthony Rizzo, and Starlin Castro. Swoon.

Stay tuned for a Live Stream to celebrate today’s party at 6:30pm CT. We’ll get in the mood for tonight’s big game, so stop back here for the show.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (44-62) at Colorado Rockies (44-63), 7:40 CT on CSN+

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Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (5.10 ERA, 4.21 FIP, 4.44 xFIP; 1.96 K/BB)


Brett Anderson (3.12 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 3.67 xFIP; 2.08 K/BB)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Charlie Blackmon, LF

2. Josh Rutledge, SS

3. Nolan Arenado, 3B

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Drew Stubbs, CF

6. Wilin Rosario, C

7. Brandon Barnes, RF

8. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B

9. Brett Anderson, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF


3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Justin Ruggiano, RF

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Junior Lake, LF

9. Travis Wood, P

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