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wrigley outfieldDid you think the Cubs would enter into today’s game going for a sweep?

Maybe you think you thunk it, but you probably just hoped it. For me, as I mentioned at the outset of the series in the Series Preview, the match-ups in the series were certainly favorable to the Cubs (including today’s). But, baseball being what it is, and the Giants being a good team, you can’t really expect anything beyond a probability that something may or may not happen.

Still, here we are. The Cubs are entering today’s game going for a sweep. And that’s awesome.

Jake Arrieta takes on Jake Peavy, and the Cubs’ lineup is the same new edition that succeeded the last couple days.

Game Info

San Francisco Giants (59-51) at Chicago Cubs (61-48), 1:20 CT on CSN, TBS 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

Jake Peavy (3.77 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 4.19 xFIP; 3.00 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (2.50 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 2.80 xFIP; 4.11 K/BB)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Nori Aoki, LF

2. Gregor Blanco, CF

3. Matt Duffy, 3B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Brandon Crawford, SS

8. Ehire Adrianza, 2B

9. Jake Peavy, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Chris Coghlan, 2B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Kris Bryant, 3B

6. Jorge Soler, RF

7. Miguel Montero, C

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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