Scouting Report on todays starters from
Adam Eaton – Eaton pitched a solid 6 1/3 innings against the Pirates, allowing four runs on eight hits. His chance for a 10th win was erased when the Phillies’ bullpen could not hold on to the lead. Eaton allowed two runs in the first inning, but he settled down to retire 13 consecutive Pirates from the second to sixth inning. Lifetime against the Cubs, he’s 5-2 with a 4.31 ERA.

Jason Marquis – Marquis is coming off a loss to the Cardinals, when he served up six runs over five innings. It was the third start in his last four in which he gave up six runs. Ill-timed walks hurt Marquis as well, and he needs to be careful not to overthrow. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 6.67 ERA in five starts this month, and has walked 12 over 28 1/3 innings.

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  • Adam Eaton has a career 3.68 ERA in four starts at Wrigley Field, the most recent of which was in 2005 when he was with the Padres
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