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The Cubs head back home to take on the Cincinnati Reds…

Lester starts against a lefty, so David Ross can hit against one.

Cubs get 22 year old lefty Brandon Finnegan. In his first start against the Phillies (6 IP, 2ER, 3H, 1BB, 9Ks).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (5-1) at Cincinnati Reds (5-1), 7:05 CT on WGN, 670 The Score.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

  • 2016: 1.29 ERA, 2.07 FIP, 3.28 xFIP; 9.00 K/BB
  • 2015: 3.34 ERA, 2.07 FIP, 3.28 xFIP; 4.40 K/BB

versus

Reds: Brandon Finnegan (L)

  • 2016: 3.00 ERA, 2.88 FIP, 1.56 xFIP; 2.14 K/BB
  • 2015: 3.56 ERA, 4.80 FIP, 3.77 xFIP; 5.00 K/BB

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Zack Cozart, SS

2. Eugenio Suarez, 3B

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Devin Mesoraco, C

6. Jay Bruce, RF

7. Adam Duvall, LF

8. Brandon Finnegan, P

9. Billy Hamilton, SS

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Ben Zobrist, 2B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Kris Bryant, 3B

6. Jorge Soler, LF

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. David Ross, C

9. Jon Lester, P




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