busch stadiumThe Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals in the afternoon game, and now they’ll go for the doubleheader sweep. It would also lock in a series win against the Cardinals. In late August. When the Cardinals are in a playoff race. That’s nice.

Tsuyoshi Wada gets the start for the Cubs this time around, and he’ll be opposed by fellow rookie Marco Gonzalez. Jorge Soler returns to the lineup.

Thunderstorms threaten this one, but that was true earlier, too. We’ll see.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (61-74) at St. Louis Cardinals (71-63), 7:15 CT on CSN.

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Starting Pitchers

Tsuyoshi Wada (2.56 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 3.60 xFIP; 3.73 K/BB)


Marco Gonzalez (7.07 ERA, 5.92 FIP, 5.40 xFIP; 0.91 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Kolten Wong, 2B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Oscar Taveras, RF

7. Peter Bourjos, CF

8. Daniel Descalsco, SS

9. Marco Gonzalez, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Chris Valaika, 1B

8. Matt Szczur

9. Tsuyoshi Wada, P

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