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Cubs scouting report

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Cubs vs. Miami Marlins at Marlins Park

TV:WCIU Thursday; WGN Friday; Comcast SportsNet Plus Saturday; Comcast SportsNet Sunday


Radio: WGN 720-AM

Pitching matchups: The Cubs' Edwin Jackson (0-3) vs. Kevin Slowey (0-2) Thursday at 6:10 p.m.; Scott Feldman (0-3) vs. Wade LeBlanc (0-3) Friday at 6:10 p.m.; Travis Wood (1-1) vs. Alex Sanabia (2-2) Saturday at 6:10 p.m.; Carlos Villaneuva (1-0) vs. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) Sunday at 12:10 p.m.

At a glance: The Cubs were 2-4 against the Marlins last year, 0-3 in Miami. Never mind some of the pitching records here. The Marlins' Slowey has a 1.90 ERA. For the Cubs, Wood is at 2.08, and Villanueva is at 1.53. The Marlins (5-16) are a mess offensively. They rank last in the NL in batting average, home runs and batting average. Giancarlo Stanton, who is scheduled to play after nursing a bad shoulder, is without a homer and has 3 RBI. Justin Ruggiano leads Miami with 3 homers and 10 RBI.

Next: San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, Monday-Thursday

-- Bruce Miles

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