5/7 Cubs lineup
Travis Wood takes the mound on Tuesday to open the Cubs’ brief two-game series against the Cardinals. This will be Wood’s seventh start of the season. He took the loss in his last outing against the Padres despite posting his sixth straight quality start.
Wood is the first Cubs left-hander in 65 years to begin the season with six-straight quality starts since lefty Johnny Schmitz recorded quality starts in his first seven outings to commence the 1948 campaign. Mark Prior is the last Cubs right-hander to begin a season with seven-straight quality starts, a feat he accomplished in 2003.
Wood’s six quality starts are tied for the Major League lead with nine others, including three other NL hurlers: Arizona’s Patrick Corbin, Cincinnati’s Mat Latos and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright.
Here’s the Cubs lineup against St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn (5-0, 2.75 ERA):
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