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St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs - Game 82 open thread - July 6, 2015

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John Lackey vs. Jon Lester

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The first-place St. Louis Cardinals (53-28) kick off the season's mathematical second half against the third-place Chicago Cubs (44-36) at Wrigley tonight. The game is the first of a four-game set that will conclude on Wednesday night and includes a double-header on Tuesday. The Cardinals currently have an 8.5-game lead on the Cubs in the NL Central standings. The Cubs, in turn, have an 8-game lead on the fourth-place Reds in the standings.

Today's Lineups

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CHICAGO CUBS
Tommy Pham - CF Chris Coghlan - LF
Matt Carpenter - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Jhonny Peralta - SS Kris Bryant - 3B
Jason Heyward - RF Miguel Montero - C
Yadier Molina - C Starlin Castro - SS
Kolten Wong - 2B Jorge Soler - RF
Mark Reynolds - 1B Dexter Fowler - CF
Randal Grichuk - LF Jon Lester - LHP
John Lackey - RHP Addison Russell - 2B