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Game Thread #145: Milwaukee Brewers (82-62) @ Chicago Cubs (83-59)

So ANOTHER big series against the Cubbies

San Francisco Giants v Milwaukee Brewers
Wade Miley respects umpires...really!
Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers (82-62) visit Wrigley Field in Chicago to face the first-place Cubs (83-59) in a three game series that is crucial to the Brewers’ hopes for an N.L. Central title and the best record in the National League. But it’s just another game...

The Cubs lead the Brewers by two games with a little over two weeks to go. A series win would be good; a sweep is the goal.

Lefties will take the bump for both teams; Wade Miley (3-2, 2.12) goes for the Cream City Nine, and is faced by veteran ace Jon Lester (15-5,3.53) for the Cubs. No rain tonight for the Cubs! Or Brewers, for that matter.

Milwaukee Brewers

Chicago Cubs

1. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B

2. Kris Bryant (R) LF

3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

4. Javier Baez (R) 3B

5. Ben Zobrist (S) RF

6. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF

7. Willson Contreras (R) C

8. Jon Lester (L) P

9. Addison Russell (R) SS