target field twinsThe Cubs head to Minnesota and face the Twins, and I head to a rehearsal dinner and face my distaste of ties. Hence the short shrift on this intro. Enjoy the game.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (35-29) at Minnesota Twins (36-30), 7:10 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate), 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

Kyle Hendricks (3.80 ERA, 3.45 FIP, 3.44 xFIP; 4.54 K/BB)


Phil Hughes (4.79 ERA, 4.59 FIP, 4.14 xFIP; 5.67 K/BB)

Minnesota Twins Lineup

1. Brian Dozier, 2B

2. Eddie Rosario, RF

3. Joe Mauer, 1B

4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B

5. Eduardo Nunez, SS

6. Kurt Suzuki, C

7. Kenny Vargas, DH

8. Eduardo Escobar, LF

9. Byron Buxton, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. Chris Denorfia, RF

8. Kyle Schwarber, DH

9. Addison Russell, 2B