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wrigley outfieldThe Cubs head home for a Friday day game after taking three in New York. Tom Koehler – a plausible, if unexciting, Cubs trade target – starts for the Marlins as Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler rejoin the starting lineup. (But why!?! The Cubs scored six runs without them yesterday!!! Don’t ruin it, Joe!!!)

Joe Maddon does keep Jonathan Herrera’s blazing hot bat in the lineup, getting him a start at second, sliding Addison Russell over to short, and giving Starlin Castro a day off.

Game Info

Miami Marlins (34-46) at Chicago Cubs (42-35), 1:20 CT on CSN, ESPN-2 and

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Starting Pitchers

Tom Koehler (3.66 ERA, 4.54 FIP, 4.25 xFIP; 2.07 K/BB)


Jason Hammel (2.92 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 3.08 xFIP; 5.82 K/BB)

Miami Marlins Lineup

1. Dee Gordon, 2B

2. Christian Yelich, LF

3. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

4. Justin Bour, 1B

5. J.T. Realmuto, C

6. Miguel Rojas, 3B

7. Cole Gillespie, CF

8. Ichiro Suzuki, RF

9. Ruben Tejada, SS

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Chris Denorfia, RF

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. Jonathan Herrera, 2B

8. Jason Hammel, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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