Friday the 13th brought the Cubs some luck yesterday as they defeated the Diamondbacks, 8-1, after a huge burst of rain, thunder and lightning delayed the game.
Today the North Siders will battle Arizona in their second matchup of the three-game series at Wrigley Field. Game time is at 12:05 CST. Here's a look at today's starting lineup:
1. Reed Johnson - CF
2. Starlin Castro - SS
3. Anthony Rizzo - 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano - LF
5. Jeff Baker - RF
6. Geovany Soto - C
7. Darwin Barney - 2B
8. Luis Valbuena - 3B
9. Ryan Dempster - P
Joe Saunders will face off against Ryan Dempster on the mound.
In case you missed CSNChicago.com's photos of yesterday's storm at Wrigley, you can check them out here.
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