pnc parkAn unfamiliar feeling – for the last couple weeks, anyway – arrives: the Cubs can win a series today!

Jacob Turner continues his effort to take an early lead in the rotation competition for 2015, and the Cubs will try to duplicate last night’s relative offensive explosion.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (65-83) at Pittsburgh Pirates (78-70), 12:35 CT on WGN

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jacob Turner (5.84 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.88 xFIP; 2.41 K/BB (Marlins and Cubs))

versus

Edinson Volquez (3.36 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 4.30 xFIP; 1.92 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Josh Harrison, 3B

2. Travis Snider, LF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Neil Walker, 2B

5. Russell Martin, C

6. Andrew Lambo, 1B

7. Jordy Mercer, SS

8. Gregory Polanco, RF

9. Edinson Volquez, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Chris Coghlan, LF

4. Luis Valbuena, 3B

5. Chris Valaika, 2B

6. Mike Olt, 1B

7. Matt Szczur, RF

8. John Baker, C

9. Jacob Turner, P




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