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great american ballparkTonight’s game is a big one for Jason Hammel (and, by extension, the Cubs), who left his last start before the break after just one inning with hamstring tightness. With a doubleheader looming, a deep outing from Hammel would be particularly attractive.

It’s also a relatively big game in this series, because you’d hate to have to go into tomorrow’s doubleheader having to sweep in order to split the series.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (49-42) at Cincinnati Reds (41-49), 6:10 CT on CSN, MLBN 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

Jason Hammel (2.86 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 3.12 xFIP; 5.83 K/BB)


Raisel Iglesias (5.90 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 3.92 xFIP; 3.00 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Brandon Phillips, 2B

2. Joey Votto, 1B

3. Todd Frazier, 3B

4. Jay Bruce, RF

5. Brayan Pena, C

6. Marlon Byrd, CF

7. Eugenio Suarez, SS

8. Skip Schumaker, LF

9. Raisel Iglesias, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, C

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Jorge Soler, RF

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. Starlin Castro, SS

8. Jason Hammel, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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