comerica parkHopefully the Cubs can shake off last night’s ugliness behind Jake Arrieta tonight. A win here, and it’s a winning road trip through Miami, Washington and Detroit. You’d take that.

Mike Baxter draws the DH role tonight, so here’s hoping he slaps Shane Greene around, thus avoiding the need for anyone to gripe about the present bench situation.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (30-26) at Detroit Tigers (31-28), 6:08 CT on CSN and

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Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (3.04 ERA, 2.77 FIP, 2.69 xFIP; 5.36 K/BB)


Shane Greene (5.40 ERA, 4.46 FIP, 4.24 xFIP; 2.28 K/BB)

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Anthony Gose, CF

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Tyler Collins, DH

7. Nick Castellanos, 3B

8. James McCann, C

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Chris Coghlan, LF

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. Mike Baxter, DH

8. Chris Denorfia, RF

9. Addison Russell, 2B