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Cubs at Cardinals Series Preview: How to Watch, Probables, and More

The Cubs continue their road trip with a visit to their NL Central rivals in St. Louis.

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The Chicago Cubs will play their first series after the trade deadline when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game set starting Tuesday.

The Cubs’ (41-60) winning streak ended at six games in San Francisco against the Giants last Thursday. Chicago dropped three of four against the Giants, winning the second game of the four-game set. Cubs’ first baseman P.J. Higgins remained in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Giants after he slammed his right hip into a photo well in foul territory. He consulted with a team trainer but stayed in the game. Cubs manager David Ross said the team’s medical staff will reexamine Higgins before the series in St. Louis.

The Cardinals (54-48) have won three of their past four after claiming a three-game set at the Washington Nationals. St. Louis is one game behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the NL’s third wild-card spot. The Cardinals went 4-4 on their three-city, eight-game road trip to start the second half of the season.


Chicago Cubs – Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alec Mills: 15-Day IL (back), Jason Heyward: 10-Day IL (knee), Michael Hermosillo: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

St. Louis Cardinals – Tyler O’Neill: day-to-day (leg), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (knee), Drew VerHagen: 15-Day IL (hip), Juan Yepez: 10-Day IL (forearm), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10-Day IL (foot), Yadier Molina: 10-Day IL (knee), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: Keegan Thompson, RHP (8-4, 3.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs. Adam Wainwright, RHP (7-8, 3.28 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)

Wednesday: Justin Steele, LHP (4-7, 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) vs. Miles Mikolas, RHP (8-8, 2.86 ERA, 0.99 WHIP)

Thursday: Marcus Stroman, RHP (3-5, 3.99 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) vs. Dakota Hudson, RHP (6-6, 4.10 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)

How to Watch

Tuesday: 6:45 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Wednesday: 6:45 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Thursday: 6:45 PM, Marquee Sports Network

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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