7/4 Looking ahead
The Cubs play host to the Pirates on Friday, opening a nine-game homestand that will including a one-day trip Monday to the South Side to play the White Sox. Here are the pitching matchups vs. the Pirates:
Friday: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-7, 3.34) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (7-3, 2.23)
Saturday: RHP Edwin Jackson (4-10, 5.75) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 2.50)
Sunday: TBD vs. TBD
* A reminder that Monday is a makeup game of the May 28 game at U.S. Cellular Field that was postponed because of rain. Matt Garza is slated to start for the Cubs.