8/6 Cubs lineup
Donnie Murphy starts at third base on Tuesday in the Cubs’ series opener against the Phillies. Here’s the lineup:
E. Jackson P
* The Cubs are 11-9 in their last 20 road games, and have already collected 26 wins on the road, surpassing their 23 wins away from Wrigley Field all of last season. The Cubs are one of four teams to have more road wins than home wins this season. Others to do so are the Mets (22 home wins, 27 road wins), the Royals (28, 29) and the Cardinals (32, 33).
* Jackson has gone 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA (22 ER/63 1/3 IP) in his last 11 starts beginning June 9, including wins in four of his last six starts during which he has posted a 2.23 ERA (10 ER/40 1/3 IP). During this stretch, he has lowered his season ERA more than a point and a half, from 6.29 to 4.65.