5/4 Cubs lineup
The Cubs will try to get back on track Saturday in the second game of their three-game series against the Reds. Jeff Samardzija, looking for his first win since Opening Day, gets the start against Cincinnati lefty Tony Cingrani. Here’s the lineup:
* The Cubs have dropped their last seven home games to the Reds, dating to Aug. 10, 2012.
* So far, 24 of the Cubs’ 29 games have been decided by three runs or less, with the Cubs going 9-15 in those games. More than half o the Cubs’ 18 losses have been by two runs or less.
— Carrie Muskat