9/2 Cubs lineup
Travis Wood takes the mound Monday for the Cubs against the Marlins, and looks to become the first Cubs lefty since 1970 to record at least 22 quality starts in a season. Wood’s 21 quality efforts are tied for fourth most by a Cubs left-hander in a single season since 1921 with Ted Lilly (2008 and 2009).
Since 1921, Dick Ellsworth’s 29 quality starts in 1963 pace Cubs left-handers. Ken Holtzman had 25 quality starts in 1970 and Larry French had 23 quality starts in 1935. Wood is tied for fourth in the Majors with 21 quality starts, two off Clayton Kershaw’s big league lead.
Here’s the lineup:
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