The Cubs will be trying to ruin everything for the Pirates again tonight. The Pirates are 13 games over .500 and only 1.5 games behind the Reds, but the Cubs will hope to send them into a tailspin that will send them back to the losing team we’ve known for the last 20 years.
On the mound for the Cubs tonight is former Pirate Paul Maholm (8-6, 4.09). He’ll be opposed by James McDonald, who I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of. He’s 10-3 and has a 2.93 ERA. He’s had a good year, but has given up 4 or more runs in 3 of his last 5 starts.
Lineup after the jump
Game time is 6:05 Central and should you get CSN, you’ll be able to watch the game.