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Gamethread: Pirates open series in Chicago

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates take on the Cubs and manager Marcus Welby Joe Maddon, who has brilliantly led baseball’s best collection of talent to a 42-43 record. The Cubs recently lost John Lackey to a condition sometimes known as Kang’s Revenge, and are also missing Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson. Starting today is the slightly less familiar face of Eddie Butler. Trevor Williams starts for the Pirates.




  1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ian Happ, CF
  5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Victor Caratini, C
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Eddie Butler, P