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Game 54: Marlins vs. Cubs Game Thread and Icthy

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Dan Haren faces off against John Lester and the Chicago Cubs.

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After defeating the Cubs 5-2 last night, The Marlins look to win their second straight game after taking the win last night. Dan Haren takes the hill against the Cubs blockbuster free agent Jon Lester tonight at Marlins Park.

Today's Lineups

CHICAGO CUBS MIAMI MARLINS
Dexter Fowler - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Kris Bryant - 3B Martin Prado - 3B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Junior Lake - RF Jeff Baker - 1B
Starlin Castro - SS Marcell Ozuna - CF
Chris Coghlan - LF Ichiro Suzuki - LF
David Ross - C J.T. Realmuto - C
Jon Lester - LHP Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Addison Russell - 2B Dan Haren - RHP

Jeff Baker once again finds himself batting in the fourth spot after Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. For the Cubs, Jon Lester bats eight with rookie phenom shortstop Addison Russel in the nine hole. Kris Bryant bats 2nd and Anthony Rizzo holds down the 3rd spot tonight for the Cubbies.

Notes

-Can Dan Haren out duel Jon Lester in what is shaping up to be a promising pitching match up?

-Will the Marlins be able to get solid hits off of a pitcher as deceptive as Lester?

Bold Prediction: Marlins beat Chicago 4-2