Pregame Notes: Jacob Turner takes the hill in finale with Dodgers


The Chicago Cubs will look to salvage a split of their four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers after rallying to win Saturday after trailing by as many as five entering the seventh inning.

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The Cubs (69-86) will send Jacob Turner (1-3, 6.93 ERA) to the mound Sunday. Turner has pitched well in several of his starts, only to give up a big inning along the way. In his last outing he cruised through four innings before the wheels came off in a six-run inning.

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly has shifted his rotation and will send Jamey Wright (5-4, 5.30 ERA) to the mound in a spot start. Last September while a member of the Rays, Wright made a start out of the bullpen and allowed a lead-off home run. It was the only run he allowed in 1 1/3 innings. It was his first start since 2007, and he hasn’t made another one since.

Javier Baez will look to try to break out of his tough slump. Since his hot start, Baez is hitting .136 (14-for-103) in his last 26 games. Manager Rick Renteria says he’s happy with Baez’s approach, and thinks this will be a good learning experience for him.

The game is a 1:20 p.m. CT start at Wrigley Field. The game will carried on CSN, and broadcast on WGN 720 AM.

Here are the starting lineups for today’s matchup: