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Game Thread: Phillies vs Cubs 6/8/16

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Can they actually take a series from the Cubs?

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

SERIES PREVIEW

Phillies (29-30) vs Cubs (40-17)

Citizens Bank Park

1:05PM EDT on CSN

Vince Velasquez (5-2) 3.67 ERA

PHILLIES: Velasquez has lasted fewer than five innings in each of his last three outings. His biggest problem is high pitch counts, as he hasn’t pitched more than six innings since striking out 16 in a three-hit shutout against the Padres on April 19.

John Lackey (6-2) 2.88 ERA

CUBS: The 37-year-old right-hander has continued his late-career resurgence early in 2016. Over his last two starts, Lackey has given up just one run in 13 2/3 innings.

INJURY REPORT

MATCHUPS

Today's Lineups

CHICAGO CUBS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Dexter Fowler - CF Odubel Herrera - CF
Jason Heyward - RF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Kris Bryant - 3B Freddy Galvis - SS
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B
Ben Zobrist - 2B Ryan Howard - 1B
Albert Almora - LF Cameron Rupp - C
Miguel Montero - C Cody Asche - LF
Javier Baez - SS Tyler Goeddel - RF
John Lackey - RHP Vince Velasquez - RHP