busch stadiumThe last time these two teams squared off, it was Jake Arrieta facing John Lackey in St. Louis. Hopefully the deja vu ends there, because that game was pretty ugly for the Cubs at the end of a really ugly series.

The Cubs’ lineup returns to kinda-sorta full strength (minus Jorge Soler, who’s getting close to a rehab assignment) with Dexter Fowler back, Kris Bryant back, and Starlin Castro back.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (39-32) at St. Louis Cardinals (48-24), 7:15 CT on ABC-7 (or your local affiliate), MLBN, and MLB.tv.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (3.07 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 2.82 xFIP; 4.57 K/BB)


John Lackey (3.41 ERA, 3.42 FIP, 3.96 xFIP; 3.14 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Kolten Wong, 2B

2. Matt Carpenter, 3B

3. Jhonny Peralta, SS

4. Mark Reynolds, 1B

5. Jason Heyward, RF

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Randal Grichuk, LF

8. Jon Jay, CF

9. John Lackey, P

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, RF

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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