The Cubs are looking to even their series against the NL Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, since the Red Birds handed the Cubbies a 9-6 loss in the opener. The Cardinals hit five home runs in that game.
Jeff Samardzija (7-8, 4.25 ERA) will get the start for Chicago, facing Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly. Samardzija gave up just one hit in eight innings pitched when the Cubs defeated the Pirates, 2-0, on July 23. And it's not just that game, but Samardzija has been having a great month, going 2-1 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts.
The Cubs will need him to be brilliant once again while going against this Cardinals lineup that's been getting it done offensively.
Here is a look at the game schedule for Saturday:
Date/Time: Saturday, July 28, 12:05 p.m. CT
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Online streaming: MLB.tv
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