Diamondbacks Vs. Cubs Preview: Chicago's Record At Wrigley Field Can Go Over .500 With Win On Saturday

Despite the rain delays and bad weather, the Chicago Cubs got off to a good start in the second half of the season by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Friday. Strong offensive performances from Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo helped the Cubs build a big lead, while solid pitching from Paul Maholm allowed Chicago to keep their advantage and earn the win.

On Saturday, the Cubs will look to open the second half with a winning streak, as Ryan Dempster (4-3, 1.99 ERA) takes the mound opposite Arizona starter Joe Saunders (4-5, 3.44 ERA). Chicago also has a chance to push their home record (20-20) over the .500 mark with a win.

Game date/time: Saturday, July 14, 12:05 p.m. CT

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

TV: WGN

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. and AZ Snake Pit. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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