rogers centre blue jaysGiven the last five games, it kind of feels like anything shy of a thumping this evening will be a moral victory.

If it is to be an actual victory, the Cubs will have to finally get a solid offensive performance from multiple players (they haven’t homered in a week) and/or a good outing from starter Kyle Hendricks. Doing so will avoid the Cubs’ second straight sweep.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (64-81) at Toronto Blue Jays (75-69), 6:07 CT on CSN

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Starting Pitchers

Kyle Hendricks (2.02 ERA, 3.38 FIP, 4.00 xFIP; 2.83 K/BB)


Drew Hutchison (4.47 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 4.04 xFIP; 2.81 K/BB)

Toronto Blue Jays Lineup

1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Jose Bautista, RF

3. Edwin Encarnacion, DH

4. Adam Lind, 1B

5. Dioner Navarro, C

6. Danny Valencia, 3B

7. Kevin Pillar, LF

8. Ryan Goins, 2B

9. Anthony Gose, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Ryan Kalish, CF

7. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

8. Mike Olt, 1B

9. Logan Watkins, DH