The Cubs overtook the Prince Fielder-led Tigers Tuesday night at Wrigley. Both teams are back for Game 2 Wednesday night, with Matt Garza on the hill for the Cubs and Rick Porcello taking the mound for Detroit.
Here's the way the 21-40 Cubs will line up:
1. Tony Campana - CF
2. Starlin Castro - SS
3. David DeJesus - RF
4. Alfonso Soriano - LF
5. Bryan LaHair - 1B
6. Steve Clevenger - C
7. Darwin Barney - 2B
8. Ian Stewart - 3B
9. Matt Garza - P
Garza boasts a 2-4 record with a 3.99 ERA. Porcello has struggled this season, to the tune of a 3-4 record and 5.03 ERA.
The Cubs' best hope at taking the series from the Tigers rests against Porcello, as reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander (5-4, 2.69 ERA) will take the ball Thursday in the finale.
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