Here are today’s particulars.
Madrigal 3B, Mancini 1B, Bellinger CF, Gomes C, Rios DH, Tauchman RF, Mastrobuoni SS, DeLuzio LF, McKinstry 2B
Kemp 2B, Brown DH, Diaz SS, Aguilar 1B, Peterson 3B, Laureano RF, Langeliers C, Capel LF, Ruiz CF
Adbert Alzolay will start for the Cubs. Other Cubs pitchers today: Brad Boxberger, Michael Fulmer, Rowan Wick, Julian Merryweather, Ryan Borucki, Michael Rucker and Anthony Kay.
James Kaprielian will start for the A’s. Other Oakland pitchers today: JP Sears, Trevor May, Domingo Acevedo, Drew Steckenrider and Chad Smith.
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. If you miss the live TV broadcast, there will be a rebroadcast on Marquee at 7 p.m. CT. There’s a radio/audio broadcast with the A’s announcers via Bloomberg 960 AM/103.7 HD2.
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.
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As we have done in the past, we’ll have a first-pitch thread at five minutes to game time and one overflow thread, 90 minutes after game time. 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.