Battle of two great right arms

Tonight’s game features two of the game’s most electric arms: Rich Harden and Jake Peavy. Here’s the Cubs lineup for tonight, which once again includes first baseman Derrek Lee in the heart of the order.

Soriano, LF
Theriot, SS
Fukudome, CF
Lee, 1B
Bradley, RF
Fontenot, 3B
Soto, C
Miles, 2B
Harden, RHP

Right-hander Jake Peavy is 2-4 with a 4.27 ERA.

Cubs through 31 games

Our media relations department provides the following chart of the last three years at this point:

2009: 17-14 (4th, 2.5 GB)
2008: 18-13 (2nd, 1.5 GB)
2007: 16-15 (2nd, 6.5 GB)

The Cubs are 7-3 in May so far, tied for third in baseball …

Milton Bradley is hitting for a .300 AVG/.364 OBP/.500 SLG over his last five games (20 at-bats). He was batting .128/.305/.255 over 47 at-bats prior to that …

Alfonso Soriano ranks third in major-league history with 52 leadoff home runs. Ricky Henderson is first with 81, and Craig Biggio ranks second with 53.

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