The Chicago Cubs (30-49) are riding their longest winning streak of the season -- a mere four games -- and they hope SP Chris Volstad can give them enough pitching to outlast a typically dangerous offense from the Atlanta Braves (41-38).
Volstad started the season as the Cubs No. 4 starter, but was demoted after sporting a 7.46 ERA and 4.00 FIP through 8 starts. He spent the next month in Triple-A Iowa, where he appeared to regain his command, starting 8 games with a 4.44 ERA and a strong 3.69 FIP.
Catching Volstad on Tuesday will be C Steve Clevenger, who starts his second game in a row despite a healthy C Geovany Soto. Here's a look at the full lineups, courtesy of the official Cubs Twitter account:
#Cubs lineup @Braves 7/3: DeJesus CF, Castro SS, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, LaHair RF, Clevenger C, Barney 2B, Valbuena 3B, Volstad P— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 3, 2012
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