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Cubs vs. Indians at Goodyear preview, Thursday 3/18, 3:05 CT

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The Cubs take on a very different-looking Cleveland team.

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Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Sogard SS, Bote 2B, Marisnick CF, Maybin RF, Vargas 3B, Duffy 1B, Ortega LF, Higgins C, Arrieta P

Indians lineup:

A. Rosario CF, Zimmer DH, Gamel LF, Bradley 1B, Chang 3B, Johnson RF, Miller 2B, Freeman SS, Hedges C

Jake Arrieta will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Keegan Thompson, Brandon Workman, Jason Adam, Dillon Maples and Trevor Megill.

Zach Plesac will start for the Indians. Other Cleveland pitchers today: Phil Maton, Oliver Pérez, Heath Hembree and Trevor Stephan.

Today’s game is on SportsTime Ohio with the Cleveland announcers. This broadcast will also be available live on MLB Network nationwide (no blackouts).

MLB.com Gameday

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.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

Please visit our SB Nation Indians site Let’s Go Tribe. If you do go there to interact with Indians fans, please be respectful, abide by their individual site rules and serve as a good representation of Cub fans in general and BCB in particular.

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 3 p.m. CT and 4:30 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. There will also be a StoryStream on the front page with all the game thread links, as well as the recap after the game is over. The pitcher photos and regular-season stats will return on Opening Day.

Discuss amongst yourselves.