After a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia on Friday, the Cubs look to battle for another victory over the Phillies Saturday night.
Catcher Steve Clevenger is headed back to Chicago for treatment on an oblique injury and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. In the meantime, Welington Castillo has come up from Iowa to join the team in Philadelphia and will be ready if needed to take the place of starter Geovany Soto.
Here's a look at the starting lineup:
1. DeJesus RF
2. Barney 2B
3. Castro SS
4. LaHair 1B
5. Soriano LF
6. Stewart 3B
7. Johnson CF
8. Soto C
9. Wells P
The Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups since 2010, and have eliminated the Minnesota Wild from the playoffs three times from 2013-15.
But it's the Wild that NHL coaches believe will win the Western Conference this season as we approach the trade deadline.
In his annual midseason poll, TSN's Bob McKenzie surveyed 25 of 30 coaches to vote on multiple categories, such as the league's best player and the team most likely to win it all.
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According to the survey, 11 coaches predicted the Wild will win the West while the Blackhawks and Sharks tied for second with four votes.
As for winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are the favorite, earning 10 votes, followed closely by the reigning champion Pittsburgh Penguins with eight. The Wild and Blackhawks rounded out the poll with three and two votes, respectively.
Joel Quenneville earned one vote as the NHL's best coach, which is three fewer votes than he had last year, despite this year being arguably his most challenging — and best — coaching job since arriving in Chicago, given the youth on the roster.
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune) and Phil Rogers (mlb.com) join Kap on the panel. Super Bowl LI is set. Can Bill Belichick slow down the Falcons historic offense? Will Tom Brady be able to pick apart Atlanta’s D?
Plus besides Jimmy Butler, who should the Bulls trade? And after winning in Columbus, is this the year Northwestern goes dancing?
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