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wrigley outfieldHow about it? The Cubs are going for the sweep today. They’ve had a lot of those this year, but they haven’t been able to pull it off against the Cardinals.

Jon Lester’s been awfully hot of late, and maybe the Cardinals won’t be able to run wild on him now that he can throw to first base (probably). Or maybe he just won’t allow any baserunners and it won’t matter.

I’ll be taking this one in from the grandstand (Aisle 424), so the EBS is likely to be a little later than usual again.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (92-56) at Chicago Cubs (87-61), 1:20 CT on TBS, and on

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Carlos Martinez (3.02 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 3.24 xFIP; 2.97 K/BB)


Jon Lester (3.38 ERA, 2.96 FIP, 3.13 xFIP; 4.20 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Tommy Pham, CF

3. Jason Heyward, RF

4. Jhonny Peralta, SS

5. Stephen Piscotty, LF

6. Kolten Wong, 2B

7. Yadier Molina, C

8. Brandon Moss, 1B

9. Carlos Martinez, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Chris Coghlan, RF

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Kris Bryant, 3B

6. Tommy La Stella, 2B

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. David Ross, C

9. Jon Lester, P

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