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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Preview, Monday 7/4, 1:20 CT

The Cubs return home, hoping to break a four-game losing streak.

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Here are some good thoughts from Joe Maddon as to how the Cubs (and you) are going to forget about the Mets series and move on:

Hopefully, starting this afternoon. Remember that the Cubs have won nine of 10 from the Reds and outscored them 87-32 this year. In the nine wins, the Cubs have outscored the Reds 82-19.

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Here are today's particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Baez 2B, Bryant LF, Rizzo 1B, Contreras C, Russell SS, Heyward RF, Candelario 3B, Hendricks P, Almora CF 

Reds lineup:

Cozart SS, Suarez 3B, Votto 1B, Bruce RF, Duvall LF, Phillips 2B, Hamilton CF, Barnhart C, Reed P

Kyle Hendricks


Cody Reed

These two pitchers faced each other last Wednesday in Cincinnati. Kyle Hendricks threw a career-high 118 pitches and helped save the bullpen by throwing 6.2 innings and allowing just two runs. The Cubs smacked three homers off Cody Reed (Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Albert Almora Jr.). Reed's one of the Reds' top pitching prospects, but he appears to be a work in progress. More hitting off him, please.

Today's game is on WGN. For affiliate information in the Illinois/Indiana/Iowa Cubs TV market click here.

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Gameday game preview

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The 2016 Game Thread procedure will be the same as the one used at the end of 2015. Here's how it works.

You'll find the game preview posted separately on the front page, two hours before game time (90 minutes for some early day games following night games).

At the same time, a StoryStream™ containing the preview will also post on the front page. The First Pitch Thread and all the overflow threads will be published in that stream, as well as the recap. The recap will also live on the front page as a separate post, and at the time I write the recap I will rename the stream "Cubs vs. (Team) (Day of Week) Game Threads" so you can go back and find every thread related to that particular game.

You will also be able to find the preview, First Pitch Thread, all the overflow threads and recap in the box marked "Chicago Cubs Game Threads" at the bottom of the front page (you can also find them in this section link). They will also appear in the game's StoryStream™ as noted above.

The First Pitch thread will post at five minutes before game time, then an overflow thread at one hour, two hours and 2:45 after the scheduled game time.

Discuss amongst yourselves.