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A little morning baseball, anybody?

Coming off what might have been the most exciting and positive loss of the year, the Cubs go for a series win in Cincinnati this morning. They’ve got the right guy on the mound in Jake Arrieta, though they’ll be without Anthony Rizzo.

And it’s not just more Baez and more Soler. Just keep the fun baseball coming.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (59-73) at Cincinnati Reds (64-69), 11:35 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (2.53 ERA, 2.41 FIP, 2.84 xFIP; 3.97 K/BB)


Dylan Axelrod (3.00 ERA, 5.63 FIP, 2.34 xFIP; 7.00 K/BB (one start))

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Billy Hamilton, CF

2. Todd Frazier, 1B

3. Brandon Phillips, 2B

4. Devin Mesoraco, C

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Kristopher Negron, 3B

7. Skip Schumaker, LF

8. Zack Cosart, SS

9. Dylan Axelrod, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Luis Valbuena, 3B

5. Jorge Soler, RF

6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

7. Chris Valaika, 1B

8. John Baker, C

9. Jake Arreita, P

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