After dropping another one-run heartbreaker to the Pirates in the season opener,the Chicago Cubs will look to rebound in the series’ second game tonight at the Friendly Confines.
Right-hander Jason Hammel (1-0, 1.35 ERA) takes the hill for Chicago, coming off a dominant two-hit performance in his season debut against Pittsburgh. Wednesday night’s contest marks Hammel’s first start ever at Wrigley Field.
Pittsburgh will counter with left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (0-1, 4.50 ERA) who is searching for his first win since May 2013 after working his way back from a forearm injury. Last week against Chicago, he held Chicago to three runs in six innings of work.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WGN 720 and WGN TV.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
#Cubs lineup: Bonfacio CF, Castro SS, Ruggiano RF, Riz 1B, Olt 3B, Lake LF, Castillo C, Barney 2B, Hammel P
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