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Cardinals Vs. Cubs: Chicago Can Claim First Series Win Of 2012 With A Victory On Saturday

The Chicago Cubs jumped all over St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright on Friday afternoon, building an 8-0 lead en route to a 9-5 victory in the Cardinals' home opener, and now the Cubs can earn their first series victory of the season with a win on Saturday. The weather in St. Louis is expected to include a lot of rain for most of the day, but if mother nature cooperates Chris Volstad will take the mound for Chicago in opposition to 24-year-old right-hander Lance Lynn for the Cards.

The game is on FOX, so here is the regional coverage map to see if you are in the viewing region. This is the Cubs' lineup:

  1. David DeJesus
  2. Darwin Barney 2B
  3. Starlin Castro SS
  4. Alfonso Soriano LF
  5. Ian Stewart 3B
  6. Bryan LaHair 1B
  7. Geovany Soto C
  8. Marlon Byrd CF
  9. Chris Volstad SP

Here is the key information for today's game.

Date / Time: 1:05 PM CT, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Starting Pitchers: Chris Volstad (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn (1-0, 1.35 ERA)


Radio: AM 720 WGN

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