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Cubs Vs. Brewers Preview: Matt Garza Takes The Mound For Chicago

Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.

Apr 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza throws a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza throws a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Cubs have won three of their last four games. On Friday, the North Siders turn to pitcher Matt Garza as the team starts a three-game road series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs and Brewers each enter at 13-18.

Garza is 2-1 on the season with a 2.67 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. Garza has schooled Milwaukee once this season, when he went 8.2 innings and allowed zero runs during a 8-0 Cubs victory on April 12. Garza has been battling injury and hasn't pitched since a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on April 29.

Veteran righty Randy Wolf is slated to start for the Brewers. The 35-year old is 2-3 on the season with a 6.68 ERA and 1.82 WHIP.

For more news and updates from around the MLB, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer, or dig deeper into the stats at Beyond the Box Score. Also, check out the team blogs Bleed Cubbie Blue and Brew Crew Ball.