Jake Arrieta on the mound as Cubs welcome the Indians


Just a day after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay lightning to win their third Stanley Cup, the Chicago Cubs will send ace pitcher Jake Arrieta to the mound to welcome the Cleveland Indians.

There’s no doubt Wrigleyville is going to be buzzing with excitement as they continue to celebrate last night’s victory in style. You can expect a couple players attending the game and a ton of Blackhawks jersey’s spotted in the audience.

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In case you missed it, Joe Maddon‘s young bucks found themselves in extra-innings all weekend and walked away with two back-to-back walk-off wins off the bat of All-Star hopeful, Starlin Castro. Castro became the first Cub since Ron Santo back in 1966 to record this stat.

So far this season, the Chicago Cubs (34-27) are 1-1 during interleague play, splitting a two-game series in Detroit against Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers. Today’s starting pitcher, Jake Arrieta, picked up the final start in the series and walked away with a win to help redeem his club following the 6-0 loss.

Arrieta (6-4, 3.16 ERA) worked through six frames in Detroit allowing three earned runs on eight hits including a three-run shot to Yoenis Cespedes but issued only one walk compared to eight strikeouts.

Both Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero had themselves a three-run shot – Coghlan’s drilled a pitch to right field during the top half of the third which plated Montero, who broke things wide open with a fly ball to right, capping a six-run seventh inning as the Cubs would go on to win, 12-3.

Starting tonight for the Cleveland Indians (29-33) will be 24-year-old Trevor Bauer. Bauer (5-3, 3.53 ERA) is coming off a rough outing five days ago that lasted only 3 2/3 frames against the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle tagged him for six earned runs behind four hits and one home run where he posted a 5/5 K/BB ratio prior to handing things over to his bullpen.

Third baseman Kyle Seager clubbed a grand slam to right field off Bauer in the third inning as the Mariners would plate two more in the fifth and another three in the seventh to hand Cleveland a 9-3 loss.

Here’s a look at tonight’s starting lineup for both clubs:

First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. central time and will air live on WPWR, WBBM 780.

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