CHICAGO Ryan Doumit is not in the starting lineup for the second day in a row. Doumit has been feeling soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist. X-rays taken Wednesday in Denver came back negative, and his status is day to day.
• I was off for the Rockies series, so I came here a few days early to take in Chicago’s touristy spots with my family. (Yes, that included a wild spending spree for my youngest daughter at the American Girl store.) The past three days, the Cubs played host to the Phillies, and I really was struck by the horde of red-clad Phillies fans in the hotels, restaurants, shops and (of course) bars around Michigan Avenue. There was a huge crowd of autograph-seekers camped outside the Phils’ team hotel (which is the same one the Pirates use when they’re in town). Even this morning, riding down the elevator on my way to Wrigley, I was packed in with a family of Philly fans, all wearing their World Series t-shirts. As you might have guess, I haven’t seen much black and gold around today.
• Lineups for this afternoon’s game:
PIRATES (46-68) 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Ronny Cedeno ss, 3. Garrett Jones 1b, 4. Delwyn Young 2b, 5. Lastings Milledge lf, 6. Brandon Moss rf, 7. Andy LaRoche 3b, 8. Jason Jaramillo c, 9. Charlie Morton (2-5, 3.81) rhp
CUBS (58-55) 1. Ryan Theriot ss, 2. Milton Bradley rf, 3. Derrek Lee 1b, 4. Aramis Ramirez 3b, 5. Kosuke Fukudome cf, 6. Alfonso Soriano lf, 7. Jeff Baker 2b, 8. Koyie Hill c, Randy Wells (8-5, 3.01)