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wrigley outfieldHow nice would it be to go into the off-day on a seven-game winning streak, having just swept two series?

That’s what’s on the line for the Cubs today in the series finale against the Pirates. Jake Arrieta is on the mound for the Cubs, and he takes on A.J. Burnett, who always seems to be either excellent or terrible against the Cubs. Burnett’s ERA sure looks like it’s due for some regression. Maybe the Cubs can help him with that.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (17-20) at Chicago Cubs (21-15), 1:20 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate), MLBN and

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

A.J. Burnett (1.60 ERA, 3.07 FIP, 3.43 xFIP; 2.77 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (3.00 ERA, 2.33 FIP, 2.76 xFIP; 4.36 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Gregory Polanco, RF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Starling Marte, LF

5. Jung-Ho Kang, SS

6. Pedro Alvarez, 1B

7. Josh Harrison, 3B

8. Francisco Cervelli, C

9. A.J. Burnett, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kris Bryant, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Miguel Montero, C

6. Jorge Soler, RF

7. Chris Coghlan, LF

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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