Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

turner fieldEach of the Braves and Cubs probably have the guy they want going in the rubber match today, with Jake Arrieta taking the ball for the Cubs and Shelby Miller taking it for the Braves.

David Ross starts again today, which is only a mild surprise – I’d expected Kyle Schwarber to sit again (handing Arrieta’s stuff is tough), but thought Taylor Teagarden might draw a start.

Addison Russell sits in favor of Jonathan Herrera.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (48-41) at Atlanta Braves (43-48), 4:05 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate) and

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (2.66 ERA, 2.58 FIP, 2.71 xFIP; 4.92 K/BB)


Shelby Miller (2.38 ERA, 3.08 FIP, 3.63 xFIP; 2.71 K/BB)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

1. Jace Peterson, 2B

2. Cameron Maybin, CF

3. Nick Markakis, RF

4. Kelly Johnson, 1B

5. A.J. Pierzynski, C

6. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

7. Eury Perez, LF

8. Andrelton Simmons, SS

9. Shelby Miller, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kris Bryant, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Chris Coghlan, LF

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. David Ross, C

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Jonathan Herrera, 2B

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