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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Talking Stick Preview, Thursday 3/19, 8:40 CT

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The Cubs play their first night game of 2015.

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Now, on to the main event for today, the Cubs' first game under the lights this year. And for special extra goodness, it's a late-evening game (by Chicago time) that will likely end after bedtime for many of you.

I will recap both this game and today's earlier "B" game tomorrow. ICYMI, the Cubs won the "B" game over the Angels 7-6.

Here are the particulars for tonight:

Cubs lineup:

Fowler CF, Coghlan LF, Castro SS, Rizzo 1B, Soler RF, Olt 3B, Baez 2B, Castillo C, Jackson P

Diamondbacks lineup:

Pollock CF, Inciarte RF, Goldschmidt 1B, Peralta LF, Owings 2B, Lamb 3B, Laird C, Ahmed SS, De La Rosa P

Edwin Jackson will get another try to impress scouts in his start tonight. Others on the Cubs' list tonight: Felix Doubront, Phil Coke, Jorge De Leon, Blake Parker and Francisley Bueno.

For the Diamondbacks, Rubby De La Rosa gets the start. Other D'backs pitchers scheduled: Enrique Burgos, J.C. Ramirez, Oliver Perez, Dan Runzler and A.J. Schugel.

Today's game is on CSN Chicago with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. It will also be on cubs.com with Mick Gillispie. If you miss the telecast, there will be a rebroadcast on MLB Network at 8 a.m. CT tomorrow.

MLB.com Gameday

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

Please note that during spring training, Gameday doesn't usually go pitch-by-pitch as it does during the regular season -- usually, it will update after each at-bat.

For spring-training games, we'll have a first-pitch thread at five minutes to game time and one overflow thread, 90 minutes after game time (because I know how you all like overflow threads!). For today, that will be 8:35 p.m. CT and 10:15 p.m. CT. These threads will not post individually onto the front page; instead, you can find links to them in the box marked "Chicago Cubs Game Threads" at the bottom of the front page. They will also appear in this StoryStream™. The pitcher box and regular-season stats will return on Opening Day.

Discuss amongst yourselves.