Pirates Vs. Cubs Preview: Chicago Hosts Pittsburgh On Monday

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs slides safely into home plate as Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals drops the ball at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs welcome the Pirates to Wrigley Field on Monday.

This time last week, the Cubs were preparing to start a series in Pittsburgh. On Monday, they welcome the Pirates to Wrigley Field for a three-game series. The Cubs are coming off a successful weekend series against St. Louis that was capped by a walkoff home run hit by Anthony Rizzo.

Related: Anthony Rizzo's First Career Walkoff Homer Gives Cubs Win Over Cardinals

Rizzo's heroics gave the Cubs their fifth series victory in their last six; they've lost just one series during the month of July.

Justin Germano (0-1, 1.04 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday's game for the Cubs, and Erik Bedard (5-11, 4.32) will be on the mound for the Pirates.

Game Date & Time: Monday, July 30, 7:05 p.m. CT

TV: CSN-Chicago

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, head over to Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and PIttsburgh Pirates blog Bucs Dugout. And for more news and notes from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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