wrigley field inside featureAfter last night’s win, the Cubs have a chance to take this four-game series from the first place Brewers. Sure, doing so would help the Cardinals and could hurt the Cubs long-term … but it’s exciting to win with a group of players who could actually be around next year.

Of course, winning today means Edwin Jackson will probably have to have a good start. He catches a break, with a number of Brewer regulars getting the day off.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (66-55) at Chicago Cubs (52-67), 1:20 CT on WGN

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Mike Fiers (1.80 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 4.10 xFIP; 2.50 K/BB)


Edwin Jackson (5.61 ERA, 4.17 FIP, 3.97 xFIP; 2.09 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Gerardo Parra, RF

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Khris Davis, LF

5. Scooter Gennett, 2B

6. Mark Reynolds, 3B

7. Lyle Overbay, 1B

8. Elian Herrera, SS

9. Mike Fiers, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

7. Justin Ruggiano, RF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Edwin Jackson, P