busch stadiumIt’s four games in three days in St. Louis, starting tonight behind Kyle Hendricks. His first not-so-good start in a long time came last time out against the Orioles, but that lasted just two innings due to rain. It’s possible it could have wound up a fine start.

For what it’s worth, since the last time these two teams squared off (in July, a game started by Kyle Hendricks, incidentally), the Cardinals are 16-13 and the Cubs are 17-14.

Your bummer for the night is that Anthony Rizzo (back) is still on the shelf.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (59-74) at St. Louis Cardinals (71-61), 7:15 CT on WGN.

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Starting Pitchers

Kyle Hendricks (1.78 ERA, 3.45 FIP, 3.81 xFIP; 2.82 K/BB)


Shelby Miller (4.26 ERA, 4.79 FIP, 4.71 xFIP; 1.48 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Kolten Wong, 2B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Oscar Taveras, RF

8. Jon Jay, CF

9. Shelby Miller, 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. Welington Castillo, C

7. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

8. Chris Valaika, 1B

9. Kyle Hendricks, P