Pregame Notes: Cubs, Edwin Jackson square off against ChiSox


Apr 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher

Edwin Jackson

(36)pitchesagainst the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs (11-19) will look to bounce back on Tuesday night after a 12-inning heartbreaking loss at the hands of their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox (16-17). After tonight’s game, the series will shift to the South Side, where the two teams will play a pair of games at U.S. Cellular Field this week.

Manager Ricky Renteria turns to right-hander Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.24 ERA) in the finale of the home stand, hoping the veteran can provide some quality innings. In his last start, he allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings of work, surrendering five hits in a win against Cincinnati.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura counters with a right-hander of his own in Hector Noesi (0-1, 7.20 ERA), who is making his second start as a member of the club. Noesi had last started back in 2012 before his 2014 starting debut, in which he breezed through three innings against Detroit before fatigue set in, leading to his unraveling against the Tigers offense.

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both CSN and WGN, as well as 670 WSCR AM and 720 WGN AM. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Wrigley Field.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups: