us cellular fieldThe Cubs are at a place in the standings and in the season where it really helps to win basically every game. So I don’t really want to say today’s is a “must win” or anything like that. I will, however, point out that with a Sale-Haren match-up looming tomorrow, and with Jake Arrieta going today, if the Cubs want to win this series, it probably would behoove them to win today.

Facing a lefty, the Cubs bring back in Jorge Soler and Chris Denorfia. David Ross gets the start behind the plate, and Starlin Castro gets another start at second base. He’ll probably start there again tomorrow, and, if he has a couple more good games, it’s not inconceivable that he could work his way into more regular starts there, even against righties.

Soler was initially listed as the right fielder for this one, but a tight right calf pushes him to DH.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (66-48) at Chicago White Sox (54-59), 6:10 CT on ABC-7 (or your local affiliate) 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 Arrieta (2.38 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 2.85 xFIP; 4.05 K/BB)


Jose Quintana (3.59 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 3.45 xFIP; 4.10 K/BB)

Chicago White Sox Lineup

1. Adam Eaton, CF

2. Tyler Saladino, 3B

3. Jose Abreu, 1B

4. Melky Cabrera, LF

5. Avisail Garcia, RF

6. Adam LaRoche, DH

7. Alexei Ramirez, SS

8. Carlos Sanchez, 2B

9. Tyler Flowers, C

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Jorge Soler, DH

6. Chris Denorfia, RF

7. Starlin Castro, 2B

8. David Ross, C

9. Addison Russell, SS

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