The Cubs and Astros are both nursing bruises after losing series finales in disappointing manners, and while Houston blew a ninth inning lead over the Padres to lose on Thursday, it doesn't quite compare to the 17-1 blowout the Mets handed Chicago on Wednesday.
Bud Norris will start for Houston after returning from the DL (left knee). He threw a bullpen session and had one rehab start in Triple-A Oklahoma City, and is looking for his first win since May 21. Last month Norris won four straight starts with a combined ERA of 0.35.
Date / Time: Friday, June 29, 1:20 p.m. CT
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: Fox Sports Houston
Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010
Probable Starters: Bud Norris (5-4) vs. Paul Maholm (4-6)