Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

miami marlins home run sculptureThe Cubs will look to pick up their third win in a row, and it might require yet another great outing from Kyle Hendricks, whose had a few in a row now. I say that because the Cubs are facing a lefty who has been deceptively good this year (Brad Hand) with a lineup limited by a bum Jorge Soler ankle and a rough bench.

Even against a weak Marlins team, winning tonight would kinda feel like stealing one.

Working in the Cubs’ favor is the fact that Hand is still transitioning to the rotation out of the bullpen due to injuries, and maybe won’t be able to go too deep even if he is effective.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (27-22) at Miami Marlins (20-32), 6:10 CT on CSN and on

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Starting Pitchers

Kyle Hendricks (3.76 ERA, 3.63 FIP, 3.76 xFIP; 3.73 K/BB)


Brad Hand (4.50 ERA, 2.31 FIP, 3.42 xFIP; 3.33 K/BB)

Miami Marlins Lineup

1. Dee Gordon, 2B

2. Martin Prado, 3B

3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF

4. Justin Bour, 1B

5. Marcell Ozuna, CF

6. Christian Yelich, LF

7. J.T. Realmuto, C

8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

9. Brad Hand, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kris Bryant, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Junior Lake, RF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Addison Russell, 2B

7. David Ross, C

8. Kyle Hendricks, P

9. Jonathan Herrera, 3B

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