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Game Thread #4: Cubs (2-1) at Brewers (1-2)

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Finally, baseball returns to Miller Park.

Braden Looper makes his Brewer debut today as the Crew hosts the Cubs in the 2009 home opener. Since making the transition to starting before the 2007 season, Looper is 24-26 with a 4.50 ERA, and has thrown 373.2 innings. Today's game will be his 41st appearance (and ninth start) against the Cubs: He's 3-6 with a 2.61 ERA against them in his career.

For the Cubs, it's Rich Harden. He went 5-1 for them in twelve starts to close the season last year, his only 12 NL appearances. In his career as a starter, he's 41-20 with a 3.23 ERA. In two career starts against the Brewers, he's 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.

Game time is at 3:05 from Miller Park.

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Friday's game thread is now open.