wrigley stands crowdDon’t look now, but the Cubs are on a TWO-game winning streak!

They’ll look to push that forward into a series win today against the Rangers and Yu Darvish, who is making his first start in about a month.

Jason Hammel goes for the Cubs, and he was very solid in his final start before the break, even if it ended early with a hand cramp and ultimately turned into a heartbreaking extra-innings loss. Today is another day.

I’ll be there in right field, watching and cheering and what-have-you.



Game Info

Chicago Cubs (54-35) at Texas Rangers (54-37), 1:20 CT on ABC-7, MLBN, 670 The Score.

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun. But keep it “safe for work” type fun, all right?

The Series Preview lives hereThe Lineup Discussion lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jason Hammel (R): 3.46 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 4.39 xFIP; 2.63 K/BB

versus

Rangers: Yu Darvish (R): 2.87 ERA, 2.73 FIP, 3.19 xFIP; 3.17 K/BB



Texas Rangers Lineup:

1. Rougned Odor, 2B

2. Ian Desmond, CF

3. Adrian Beltre, 3B

4. Mitch Moreland, 1B

5. Ryan Rua, LF

6. Nomar Mazara, RF

7. Elvis Andrus, SS

8. Bobby Wilson, C

9. Yu Darvish, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Tommy La Stella, 3B

2. Kris Bryant, RF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Ben Zobrist, 2B

5. Willson Contreras, LF

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. Miguel Montero, C

9. Jason Hammel, P




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