Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldThe Cubs will try to split this short series with the Tigers behind Jon Lester, who is totally going to pick someone off tonight. You’ll see.

The good news from last night is that the offense showed up, but the bad news is that the bullpen is mildly taxed. It would be good if Lester can go deep.

The Cubs face young lefty Daniel Norris, whom they will hopefully wear down quickly. He doesn’t strike out a ton of guys yet in his career, and he does give up some walks, so patience will be the order of the day. And hopefully Norris won’t be given the opportunity to do any more scoreboard damage.

Kyle Schwarber stays in the lineup in left field, even against a lefty.

Game Info

Detroit Tigers (57-61) at Chicago Cubs (67-50), 7:05 CT on WPWR (or your local affiliate), ESPN 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

Daniel Norris (4.24 ERA, 4.67 FIP, 5.15 xFIP; 1.75 K/BB)


Jon Lester (3.21 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 3.02 xFIP; 4.14 K/BB)

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Rajai Davis, LF

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. J.D. Martinez, RF

5. Nick Castellanos, 3B

6. James McCann, C

7. Jose Iglesias, SS

8. Anthony Gose, CF

9. Anibal Sanchez, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Jorge Soler, RF

6. Starlin Castro, 2B

7. David Ross, C

8. Jon Lester, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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