The Chicago Cubs (91-51) can close out the National League Central title if they sweep the Cardinals (75-67) in this three-game series. It all starts tonight with Kyle Hendricks (14-7, 2.07), the Cubs’ hottest pitcher, taking the mound for the Cubs. Hendricks has won three straight decisions and hasn’t given up more than three earned runs since May 17.
The lineup is reflective of one that says, to me at least, that Joe Maddon is serious about wrapping this division up now. All regulars are in tonight and I’d expect to see that over the next few days, until the division is secured.
One thing’s for sure, this is going to be fun!
Here’s tonight’s Chicago Cubs lineup: