pnc parkThe Cubs are on a season-worst losing streak (seven games), and the games haven’t been particularly close. But on they play.

Felix Doubront starts for the Cubs, and, like Tsuyoshi Wada last night, he’ll have the unenviable task of facing the same team for the second time in as many starts.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (64-83) at Pittsburgh Pirates (78-69), 6:05 CT on CSN

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Felix Doubront (5.43 ERA, 4.90 FIP, 4.77 xFIP; 1.66 K/BB (Red Sox and Cubs))

versus

Jeff Locke (3.60 ERA, 4.12 FIP, 3.77 xFIP; 2.44 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Josh Harrison, 3B

2. Jordy Mercer, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Neil Walker, 2B

5. Russell Martin, C

6. Jose Tabata, RF

7. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

8. Travis Snider, LF

9. Jeff Locke, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Welington Castillo, C

5. Chris Valaika, 2B

6. Mike Olt, 1B

7. Junior Lake, LF

8. Matt Szczur, RF

9. Felix Doubront, P




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